Beth-Anne Fairchild came to Florida from Vermont in the early seventies. For a long time she worked in businesses, having spent twenty eight years as one of the first female agents with State Farm Insurance. Having started in watercolor, she believes that it is the hard work learning techniques and experimenting with materials that really makes you an artist. Beth, who is collected internationally, recently won a major award at the Southern Watercolor Society exhibition where the top eighty paintings in the southern US are chosen from nineteen states. She started in watercolor and has dabbled in acrylic, mixed media, photography and now oils. When asked why she doesn't keep painting in one medium or one subject, Beth tells people she gets bored with herself and must always be evolving.Beth-Anne loves painting from nature and studying how sunlight and colors are really a combination of interacting abstract shapes making a beautiful object.