Bethann Wilson is a professional oil-painter based in the Highlandtown Arts District. Originally from Long Island, NY, Ms. Wilson graduated with a BFA in 2005 from Maryland Institute College of Art where she majored in painting. It was there she studied with the late Carl Plansky, founder of Williamsburg Paints- a NY-based company specializing in high-end, hand-made oil paints. Plansky encouraged her to simply paint for the love of painting and to channel her emotional energy and creativity into her work.
She has developed a passion for color and light and patterns and has explored a variety of subject matter from portraits and figures to landscapes and still-lifes. She draws her inspiration from personal experience (everyday and extraordinary)- family, sentimental trinkets, city-living, the joys of being in love, the pain of loss, and the invigorating pleasure of exploring places one has never been before.