Available Works

Page updated: September 30, 2021
Works to share!
Please note the prices posted do not include shipping and/or Florida sales tax.

“May: Acclimation” 14″ x 11″ (below) Available $350.
Journal entry, Monday, May 24, 2021: I completed May’s portrait and photographed it outside on this beautiful late spring day. The light creates dramatic shadows which not only tell the story of the dimensional nature of my work but also captures truer color than any photograph I can take with indoor lighting. Those who are following this series will know I have been creating a portrait (almost) every month since March, 2020. This has been a pivotal time in our history and each month has brought forth a new expression. Thank you for following this page.

About the framing: This piece above is placed inside three tiers of archival white mats and presented within a white wood frame.
More framing details:

All works are created using 100% archival materials. Unless indicated otherwise, as each piece is completed, it is triple matted in white, protected under UV plexiglass and then presented in a quality white wood frame. The final matted and framed piece measures 11″ x 14″ or 14″ x 11″. The art work inside the three tiered white mats measures 5” x 8”. Please contact bethappleton@me.com with any questions.

“Floridala: Tree Frogs” (below) Available, 25″ x 25″
This link will take you to my journal where you’ll find a story about how this piece developed. Follow this link to find out more about the circular Floridala series.

Micro Waterscape Series: (below) Giclee prints available $195.
Follow link for slideshow and more information

Pieces from Artist Permanent Collection now available:
Four works, “Midnight Tango”, “Street Vendors: Ocho Rios”, “Dining at Rosada’s” and “Cafe Brasil” are now available for purchase from my personal permanent collection. These specially chosen works have been kept on hand for exhibiting in museums. It is now time for them to find their permanent home. For higher quality images or more details about these works, please contact the artist:

“Midnight Tango”, 34″ x 26″  (below)
Created in 1997, this cut paper assemblage exemplifies an earlier figurative series. Exhibited frequently, this piece and the works below influenced many honors while representing the body of work nationwide. As a first place award winner during the Sausalito Art Festival, “Midnight Tango” was chosen to represent this respected California annual event. Well traveled, these lively pieces are now available for a permanent home. Each were influenced by travels and reflect the colors and the spirit of the adventure.

“Street Vendors, Ocho Rios”, (Jamaica), 26″ x 34″ (below):

“Dining at Rosada’s”, (Guatemala), 26″ x 34″ (below):

Cafe Brasil, Between Sets”, (New Orleans)26″ x 34″ (below):

The pieces shown below are no longer available but represent recent works and images that are ongoing.

“Summertime” (below) sold, 14″ x 11″
Watercolor/cut paper assemblage: 8″ x 5″ image size, 14″ x 11″ framed. It’s sum sum summertime and this piece celebrates it!

“Sparkle” (below) sold, 14″ x 11″
Watercolor/cut paper assemblage: 8″ x 5″ image size, 14″ x 11″ framed. I am fascinated by the way sunlight reflects upon the water. This piece celebrates the delight of summer.

“MayFest” (below) sold, 11″ x 14″
Watercolor/cut paper assemblage: 5″ x 8″ image size, 11″ x 14″ framed. This piece was inspired by these little hoppers that sing, chirp and surround my art studio.

“Congregation” (below) sold 11″ x 14″
Watercolor/cut paper assemblage: 5″ x 8″ image size, 11″ x 14″ framed. There is always something new to learn! A group of alligators is called a congregation! The idea brought a smile and inspired this lively new piece below:

“Sun Beams” (below), sold 11″ x 14″
Watercolor/cut paper assemblage: 5″ x 8″ image size, 11″ x 14″ framed. It’s summer and this sunny fish piece is all about it.

“Palmola III” 14″ x 11″ (below) Sold.
Part of an ongoing series, “Palmola III” was inspired by the art of the “Mola”, an intricate hand made textile. This is a brilliantly painted dimensional palm assemblage sized to fill a shadowbox frame which allows the art to fill the entire 14″ x 11″ space, no mats are needed. The image size measures 14″ x 11″ and the piece fits inside a 14″ x 11″ white wood frame.

“First Zinnia!” Sold, 14″ x 11″
Watercolor/cut paper assemblage: 5″ x 8″ image size, 14″ x 11″ framed. This piece was inspired by the first bloom of these most brilliant flowers. Here comes summer!

“Palmola II”  14″ x 11″  Sold.

“Earth Day Night”  11″ x 14″  sold.

Watercolor/cut paper assemblage: 5″ x 8″ image size, 11″ x 14″ framed. This joyful piece helps celebrate a day to be grateful about the natural world that surrounds us. This year we were treated to an evening meteor shower! This watercolor/cut paper work is placed inside three tiers of archival white mats and presented within a white wood frame.
More framing details:

All works are created using 100% archival materials. Unless indicated otherwise, as each piece is completed, it is triple matted in white, protected under UV plexiglass and then presented in a quality white wood frame. The final matted and framed piece measures 11″ x 14″. The art work inside the three tiered white mats measures 5” x 8”. Please contact bethappleton@me.com with any questions.
New in the portrait series:
“Re-entry” 14″ x 11″ (below) Sold

“September, 2020: The Mean of the Season” (below) Sold  
8″ x 5″ image size, 14″ x 11″ framed, watercolor/cut paper

“Moonshine” (below) Sold
Watercolor/cut paper assemblage: 5″ x 8″ image size, 11″ x 14″ framed. This turtle inspired watercolor/cut paper work is placed inside three tiers of archival white mats and presented within a white wood frame.

“Ping Pong” (below): Sold
Watercolor/cut paper assemblage: 11″ x 14″ image size, 11″ x 14″ framed. This brilliantly colored two palm assemblage below is sized to fill a white wood shadowbox frame which allows the art to fill the entire 11″ x 14″ space, no mats are needed.

Portrait Series:
Portraits have been part of an ongoing series of works since the early 1990’s but the works below depict a pivotal year: 2020. Universally, last year proved to be one full of roller coaster emotion for most; the first piece below tells that story like no other:

“February, 2020”: Not the Flu (below) Sold
8″ x 5″ image size, 14″ x 11″ framed, watercolor/cut paper

“April, 2020”: Lost in the Garden (below) Sold):
8″ x 5″ image size, 14″ x 11″ framed, watercolor/cut paper  

“May 9, 2020: Tribute (below): Sold
8″ x 5″ image size, 14″ x 11″ framed, watercolor/cut paper    

“October, 2020: Dia de los Muertos” Sold (below):   
8″ x 5″ image size, 14″ x 11″ framed, watercolor/cut paper

Framing:

All works are created using 100% archival materials. Unless indicated otherwise, as each piece is completed, it is triple matted in white, protected under UV plexiglass and then presented in a quality white wood frame. The final matted and framed piece measures 14” x 11”. The art work inside the three tiered white mats measures 5” x 8”.

  
Ongoing Series: These works below are no longer available for purchase but they are examples of several ongoing series. While no two are alike, similar works are always underway. If you wish to acquire my art, keep an eye on this page for updates or feel free to contact me at bethappleton@me.com. While I do not accept traditional commissions, a nudge from a patron can inspire a new work. This is now true for a piece that’s underway after some nice encouragement to revisit my “Floridala” series. I love working on this circular work; here’s a peek at its progress.

Earlier this month another kind patron suggested I revisit a monochromatic series which prompted the work you see below; “Page 59” is a new work and a dip into the past:
8″ x 5″ image size, 14″ x 11″ framed, watercolor/cut paper  (below) Sold:

These images below show a diversity of works to give an idea of the variety of subjects I revisit. Check out the little two minute movie to see how a work develops:

“Scrapfish: Sunfish”                      Sold:
20″ x 28″

This bright watercolor/cut paper work is a lively example of the “Scrapfish” series. Below is a short mini film about creating this piece:

This is my first Micro Short Film! It’s a two minute experiment about the making of the cut paper assemblage titled “Sunfish”. Learning to play with the photographic time-lapse feature was creative fun and it’s now my pleasure to share.”
–Beth Appleton

“Palmola”  Sold
This cut paper assemblage is part of an ongoing series of tropical works that celebrate Earth Day every day! This colorful image is sized to fill a white wood shadowbox frame which allows the art to fill the entire 14″ x 11″ space, no mats are needed.

Portrait Series: “January, 2020”:
8″ x 5″ image size, 14″ x 11″ framed, watercolor/cut paper (below) Sold:

“March 11, 2020”: 8″ x 5″ image size, 14″ x 11″ framed, watercolor/cut paper               (below) Sold:

“June, 2020”:  8″ x 5″ image size, 14″ x 11″ framed, watercolor/cut paper
(below) Sold:

“November, 2020″:  Election nightweekmonth”   
8″ x 5″ image size, 14″ x 11″ framed, watercolor/cut paper (below) Sold:

“December 13, 2020: Stardust”   
8″ x 5″ image size, 14″ x 11″ framed, watercolor/cut paper  (below) Sold:
“Stardust” is a cut paper piece that was inspired by December’s Geminid meteor shower. With it, I send out bright wishes for the new year ahead. As the shortest day of the year passed, the sky darken just after sunset to get a view of Jupiter and Saturn align in the west only .1 degree apart. It was a beautiful sight! Keep looking up, friends. Cheers and love!

About the small works:

Artist statement:
 When working on a piece this size, I feel as if I am taking a vacation without ever leaving the studio. It makes me happy to know that many people feel transported, too. These pieces evoke iconic themes I have repeated for years yet each  is special, reinvented anew. I only have time to create a few of these pieces a year; the ones you see here are part of a very limited body of work.
Framing:
All works are created using 100% archival materials. Unless indicated otherwise, as each piece is completed it is triple matted in white, protected under UV plexiglass and then presented in a quality white wood frame. The final matted and framed piece measures 11” x 14”. The art work inside the three tiered white mats measures 5” x 8”.
Shipping:
Individual or groupings of small works are shipped professionally after payment is received. You will be notified via email with the expected arrival time for your delivery. Your total satisfaction is guaranteed upon arrival.
Price:
 For one 11” x 14” watercolor/cut paper piece, please add $25 shipping. There will also be a 7% Florida sales tax added to the price if the work is shipped to a Florida address. If shipped out of state, no Florida sales tax will be required.

More examples of small works:

“Moonlighting” (below) 11″ x 14″ sold
Watercolor/cut paper assemblage: 8″ x 5″ image size, 11″ x 14″ framed. Turtle season! We observe lights out for these amazing swimmers to find their way back out to the sea.

Tree Frogs, Watercolor/Cut Paper 
8″ x 5″ image size, 14″ x 11″ framed, watercolor/cut paper (below) Sold:

Night Light, 11″ x 14″ Watercolor/Cut Paper (below) Sold:

Muddy Waters, 11″ x 14″ Watercolor/Cut Paper (below) Sold:

Pom Palms, 11″ x 14″ Watercolor/Cut Paper (below) Sold:

Son House, 11″ x 14″ Watercolor/Cut Paper (below) Sold:

“It’s a New Year!” 11″ x 14″ Watercolor/Cut Paper (below) Sold:

“Yonder Pond” 11″ x 14″ Watercolor/Cut Paper (below) Sold:

“Beach Day” 11″ x 14″  Watercolor/Cut Paper (below) Sold:

“The Day It Rained” 11″ x 14″ Watercolor/Cut Paper (below) Sold:

“Squall Line” 11″ x 14″  Watercolor/Cut Paper (below) Sold:
This page will update as works are sold and others become available. If you are interested in purchasing a work of art please email the artist at bethappleton@me.com for further information.

Thank you for your visit. More works to be posted here soon!

 

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