About the Artist

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Beth Badger’s subject matter has evolved …. from her childhood in Northern New York State to travels overseas and now settled in Maine, she has been depicting the people, horses, land, sky and water she loves. On the farm, she was mesmerized watching crows fly over hay fields, cows ambling to the barn, lightning bugs in dark, endless skies, draft horses Max and Molly, and stealing rides on her childhood friend’s white work horse. No TV or indoor plumbing (shocking!), she played outside, rowed her grandfather’s rental rowboats, fished, shared an old one-speed bike with her sister, watched the big clouds, lake waves, big trees swaying in the wind, and her grandmother and grandfather caring for the farm.

Badger began drawing and painting in earnest in her teens, winning art awards in high school for her portraits. She double majored in fine art and communications, working in real estate to pay her way through school. Always painting and drawing, she lived and worked in Japan, Nantucket and New Hampshire before settling in Maine. Her studies with well known landscape, equine and portrait artists as well as studies with Orthodox iconographers and masters in gold gilding have refined her work in oil, watercolor, and egg tempera.

In recent years, Beth has concentrated on depicting the grace and beauty of horses in concert with those who love them. “Beth has the ability to capture the subtle mood and gesture that comes from deep observation and care,” said J. Allison Robichaud, an award winning Canadian master and mentor.

Seeking out people, places and atmospheres that resonate with her, Badger paints plein air and in studio. Horses, people, water, Rangeley and Monhegan are some favorites, as well as capturing the look and feel of life every where.