Beth Martens

Born and raised in Lee’s Summit, Beth studied visual communications at the University of Kansas where she received many awards for her art. She enjoys a creative career in layout and design, digital illustration, and marketing.

Although I started painting in earnest a few years ago, I’ve been an artist all my life. I don’t remember a time in my life when I wasn’t interested in art. It isn’t just something I do, but a part of who I am. When I display a piece of art, I am sharing a part of my soul. Executing the art that has always lived within me is a culmination of all my life experiences. Specifically, I find myself inspired by the play of light and shadow in a scene. I think the light and shadows of a painting correlate to the light and shadows of your life. The highs and the lows that are universal to all humans. Every step you take in life leads you to the next opportunity. I’ve only just begun the journey toward actualizing my soul’s creative need, and I’m ready for the next opportunity.