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Art league to host presentation on ‘plein air’

Beth DeJesus England will give an oil painting from life demonstration from 7 to 8:30 p.m., March 4 at the Taber Museum, 858 W. Fourth St., Williamsport. According to a news release, the public is invited to attend.

In addition, she will show her ‘plein air’ oil and watercolor paintings and discussing the process she follows when creating them. Under state Covid-19 guidelines, masks will be required.

England first became interested in plein air painting and painting from life when she attended the Maryland Institue College of Art where she studied under well-known plein air artist Mark Karnes.

“Often on the weekends when the weather is nice, Beth will pack her car with her oils in tow and head up to beautiful Eagles Mere to paint,” the news release said. “She also loves to bring her watercolors to plein air paint at baseball games and other events.”

England is employed full-time as a graphic designer for a local advertising company and also plays fiddle and mandolin in the old-time string band SHOOfly.

She has appeared at the Ways Garden Art Show, Basil Holiday Festival in Muncy, Christkindl Market in Mifflinburg and events hosted by the Bald Eagle Art League in the recent past. England has painted scenes from games at Bowman Field and the Little League World Series, as well as the Eagles Mere toboggan slide, among other sources of inspiration.

For more info: facebook.com/BethDeJesusEnglandArtist

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