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Art Exhibits at the Library: A Walk Down Nature's Lane

A virtual gallery that showcases the Milton Public Library's featured artists

May 1, 2020 - June 15, 2020

A Walk Down Nature's Lane: Turner's Pond, Fruit and Flowers | by Beth Neville

 

Turner's Pond

Turner's Pond Path in Fall

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-oil on canvas

 

Turner's Pond, Pine Path

-oil on canvas

Berries, Turner's Pond, Fall

-oil on canvas

Fruit

Crab Apples, Fall, Eliot Street

-oil on canvas

Crab Apples, Fall, Eliot Street

-oil on canvas

About the artist and collection

 

Beth Neville’s most ambitious painting, “Eternal Recurrence of the Same,” is seven feet high by 70 feet long. And that is not a “typo.” Seventy feet! It is constructed in 5 foot by 7 foot panels. The acrylic painting uses volcanoes as metaphors for the duration of a human life, creativity, and the vastness of the cosmos. But in less ambitious moments Beth paints what she loves around her; flowers, farm fields, her gardens, and Turner’s pond. She grew up on an apple farm in the Hudson Valley and was surrounded by fruit trees of many types. Plums, peaches, grapes, crabapples, and pears were grown along many varieties of apples. The paintings in the MPL virtual exhibit demonstrate her love for the luscious and colorful nature of her childhood. Most of the paintings are done with acrylic paint on etching paper, but some are oils. She particularly likes the fall vista of the curving path of "Turner’s Pond” with the golden glow of fall leaves in the background. The painting was made for the Milton Garden Club horticultural exhibit several years ago.

 

For further information on Beth’s work and career go to her web site at BethNeville.com  or email her at eeneville5@gmail.com  

 

images and text © 2020 Beth Neville

Flowers

Daisies and Tulips

-watercolor

Day Lilies, Blue Weed, 5 Cliff Road

-acrylic on etching paper

Purple Clematis, Red Roses, 5 Cliff Road, Milton

-photo on glossy paper

Clematis, Red Roses, 5 Cliff Road, Milton

-photo on glossy paper

Tuscan Terrace, 5 Cliff Road, Milton

-photo on glossy paper

Trees

Blue Cedar, 5 Cliff Road

-acrylic on etching paper

Blue Spruce, Harbor Circle, Long Island, NY

-acrylic on etching paper

images and text © 2020 Beth Neville