Beth Anne Dugan
Beth Anne Dugan loves to work in a multitude of various media, but predominately works in watercolor. Her talent ranges from ceramics to screen printing to batik. She focuses on ideas of travel and exploration and her works boast a strong use of color and design. Beth lives just outside of Minneapolis, Minnesota and is currently employed as a Sign Artist at her local Trader Joe’s grocery store. She is the 2017 recipient of the Felicity Abby Jane Mathieu Scholarship for Art and her work has been displayed in multiple student art shows at Normandale Community College (Bloomington, MInnesota). She will graduate with her AFA in Art from Normandale in May of 2018.
I enjoy pursuing ideas of precision and perfection in contrast with the chaotic and imperfect in my work. Exploration is a major theme that I use as I depict moments of my own exploration and travel experiences, but also it is found in my exploration of new medias and ideas. Maps, architecture and organic forms inspire me to create in both the harsh, strict lines they offer and the natural, carefree shapes that they take. I enjoy designing compositions and carefully choosing my color palettes.
Watercolor and inks are my mediums of choice, however I am experienced in oil paint, collage, graphite, charcoal and screen printing. I have also pursued media ranging from ceramics to batik and am always willing to pursue new mediums. My favorite part of creating is the planning. While maps are an inspiration for me, I also enjoy mapping out my own work and laying down the first layer of sketches.
Gardening, reading, walking, music, travel, children’s books, talking with friends and working with people to better their lives, all inspire what I create. I want to take people on journeys that bring back memories, instill hope for the future and bring peace for the present. I do this by sharing my memories, depicting my hope for the future and sharing my struggle to find peace for the present.