Beth Lane Williams
Sea Grape Gallery Artist Member since 2022
Fine Art Medium: Pine Needle Artistry
Beth’s roots were established among musicians, writers, and artists. Her own journey began with cello lessons taught by her father. It soon became apparent to her after trying drawing classes that art would be “IT.” Beth graduated with a degree in Fine Arts and a Masters in Counseling. An excitement transpired when combining these two areas through her work with developmentally disabled adults. She began teaching at United Cerebral Palsy and continues today at various adult day training programs. She states, “I love watching my students discover creative ways to express themselves.”
Since moving to Southwest Florida with her husband in the 80’s, and while raising two children, Beth’s interest was piqued by the local history of the Seminole and Calusa Indians and the native plants and animals. Working with pine needles as her chosen medium is a way to be immersed in her love for nature. With pine needles falling daily in her yard, there is an unending supply. She also often finds “treasures” for inspiration on her daily walks and runs with her Chocolate Lab, Milo. Beth incorporates old basketry techniques with contemporary ideas for unique interpretations of nature.