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With Bear Hands

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Trade:
Treasure Painter
Locale:
Knoxville, TN

“There are a lot of items I see that most people would think are unusable, but I see their intrinsic beauty. My desire is to give these materials value again, to be enjoyed for many years to come.”

Trash doesn’t usually turn into treasure right off the bat. It takes an artistic eye and a vivid imagination to see the potential in the many discarded items of the world. Beth takes that potential and elevates it even further. Old framework from historic homes, slate roof tile, door trim, and just about anything she can find are given second lives as collectible pieces of art. It’s not about making art in a creative environment; it’s about finding it in places you wouldn’t expect. A true rags to riches story wouldn’t you say?