Beth Hansen, painter of faery and myth, has emerged as one of today's premier visionary artists. Working out of her studio in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Beth's work is increasingly sought out by collectors of fantasy art from all over the world. Working in layers to achieve luminous skin tones and glowing light effects, she creates magical works inspired by faery lore and mythology. Beth's visionary work has been featured in Seventh House Publishing's "Season's of the Witch" calendars in 2003 and 2004, and she has done numerous illustrations for "Tales of the Unanticipated", a speculative fiction small press publication.
ARTIST STATEMENT: “Nothing inspires me more than time spent in nature. Feeling the wind in my hair and listening to the leaves rustling in the trees makes me long for my walking stick, and off I go on another journey of wonder and delight. There, I commune with the spirits of nature, great and small. When I get back to my studio, the themes that present themselves in my work are those of transformation and ethereal boundaries. Otherworldly characters such as faeries, mermaids, fauns, gods, goddesses and dryads cross over into our world, opening up new possibilities of thought and influence. I find additional insights from my studies of mythology and faery lore, and they find their way into my paintings enriching each with story.”