Beth Stoddard is a Milwaukee artist who draws and paints from life with a modern sensibility. The nearby nature of urban parks and preserves is her primary theme. She recently completed a long-term project to paint all 156 of the Milwaukee County Parks, and is currently 2020–2021 ARTservancy artist in residence at the Milwaukee Area Land Conservancy property Fitzsimmons Woods.
Wisconsin born, she studied art in Philadelphia, obtaining degrees from both the University of Pennsylvania and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.
Her painterly realist pieces are held in private and corporate collections nationwide. She teaches observational painting and drawing, juries art exhibits, judges plein air competitions, and welcomes commissions.
Artist Interview by Dana Coyhis of North for Now