Beth Ellen Swartz
Beth Ellen Ames Swartz is active/lives in New York, Arizona. Beth Ellen Swartz is known for collage, mod imagery, desert landscape.
Biography Beth Ellen Swartz
Born in New York City and living most of her life in Paradise Valley, Arizona, Beth Ames Swartz is a multi-media painter inspired by her spiritual meditations as well as her desert surroundings, her Jewish heritage and the cultures of Native Americans and Asians.
In her mixed-media paintings and collages, described as having "multiple narratives", Beth Swartz has utilized oil and acrylic paint, glue, rocks and soil, colored pigments, silver leaf, mica, charred fragments, crumbled paper, gold leaf, candles and soot. Application devices include large brushes, her hands and fingers, paper towels, screwdrivers and a serrated knife.
Swartz grew up in a high-rise apartment in Washington Heights, and some of her earliest artworks re
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