Artist Spotlight: Bethann Wilson

Artist Spotlight: Bethann Wilson

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.


Ms. Wilson’s work has received many awards and can be found in private collections across the US and Europe.


In her spare time Ms. Wilson enjoys spending time with her husband and stepdaughter, walks in Patterson Park with her Siberian husky, vegetarian cooking and day-dreaming of world travel.

Bethann Wilson in front of one of my paintings in the early stages


Visit Bethann Wilson's website here.