Artist Statement

In Beth's latest series of works she turns to a fanciful candy land for her muse and source of inspiration... Imagine a world where anything can happen. Mischief, intrigue and dreams abound in an imaginary candy land where Beth’s female characters find themselves. Visiting this candy land is a little like going on vacation where no one knows your name, who you are or what you are about. Themes of sweet over indulgence, temptation and forbidden fruit can be had without affecting your waistline. The possibilities are endless for good fun and adventure.


Beth's work has been exhibited in many prestigious galleries including 1261 Gallery, the Richard J. Demato Gallery in the Hamptons, Principle Gallery in Alexandria, VA, Robert Lange Studios, ABEND Gallery and Dacia Gallery in NYC as well as numerous museums throughout the country in juried national and international exhibitions. Her work as appeared in American Art Collector Magazine, Southwest Art Magazine, Long Island Pulse, Strokes of Genius, The Art Renewal Center Catalog as well as many other notable digital and printed media. Sistrunk also won Best of Show in the Bold Brush Painting Competition, several awards for Creative Innovation and Achievement as well as other notable awards. Beth is a member of the Oil Painters of America and the International Guild of Realism. Her work can be found in private collections throughout the United States and Beth has Representation with Mary Martin Gallery in Charleston, SC. She received her training at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh and also studied painting and drawing privately with Douglas Flynt. Beth resides and works in Naples, Florida where she paints full time.

Professional Affiliations

International Guild of Realism
Oil Painters of America
National Oil & Acrylic Painter Society
Naples Art Association
United Arts Council of Collier County
Allied Artist of America


Private Instruction with Douglas Flynt
Art Institute of Pittsburgh, Graphic Design

Selected Exhibition History


     - Richard J. Demato Gallery, Women Painting Women, Bridgehampton, NY

     - Winfield Gallery, International Guild of Realism 12th Annual Exhibition, Carmel by the Sea, CA      

     - The Marshall Gallery, International Guild of Realism Winter Salon, Scottsdale, AZ

     - Abend Gallery, 27th Annual Holiday Miniatures Group Show, Denver, CO


     - Abend Gallery, 26th Annual Holiday Miniatures Group Show, Denver, CO

     - Principle Gallery, Root to Bloom, Alexandria, VA      

     - The Lodge Gallery, Point of Origin, New York, NY

     - Gallery 1261, International Guild of Realism 11th Annual International Juried Exhibition, Denver, CO

     - Linus Galleries, All in Due Time Online Juried Exhibition, Los Angeles, CA      

     - Figure50, The National Online Juried Exhibition of Figurative Art,

     - Linus Galleries, Monochrome, Online Juried Exhibition, Los Angeles, CA

     - Albany Museum of Art, Masterworks from the International Guild of Realism Museum Tour, Albany, GA


     - Dacia Gallery, Five Year Anniversary Group Exhibition, New York, NY

     - Richard J. Demato Gallery, Women Painting Women, Sag Harbor, NY

     - Principle Gallery, International Guild of Realism: 10th Annual International Juried Exhibition, Alexandria, VA

     - The R.W. Norton Art Gallery, International Guild of Realism Museum Tour, Shreveport, LA

     - Appleton Museum of ArtInternational Guild of Realism Museum Tour, Ocala, FL     

     - Albany Museum of Art, International Guild of Realism Museum Tour, Albany, GA          

     - Bennington Center for the Arts, Winter Small Works, Bennington, VT


     - Robert Lange Studios, International Guild of Realism: 9th Annual International Juried Exhibition, Charleston, NC

     - Eisele Gallery of Fine ArtOil Painters of America Eastern Regional Exhibition, Cincinnati, OH 

     - The Bennington Center for the Arts, Small Works, Bennington, VT

     - The Baker Museum- Hayes Hall Galleries, Florida Contemporary Exhibition, Naples, FL

     - Art Alliance Naples, Gallery Openings, Naples, FL


     - Greenhouse GallerySalon International 2013: A Project of the Internat'l Museum of Contemporary Masters of Fine Art, San Antonio, TX

     - Tempe Center for the Arts, International Guild of Realism: 8th Annual Juried Exhibition, Tempe, AZ

     - The Richeson Gallery, Richeson 75 International Small Works Exhibition, Kimberly, WI

     - Dunnegan Gallery of Fine Art, National Oil & Acrylic Painters' Society:  Best of America Exhibition, Bolivar, MO & 

     - The Vine Wine Bar & Gallery, National Oil & Acrylic Painters' Society:  Best of America Exhibition, Osage Beach/ Lake of the Ozarks, MO

     - National Oil & Acrylic Painters’ Society, On-line International Exhibition

     - Bennington Center for the Arts, Small Works, Bennington, VT

     - Shirley Street Galleries & Studios, Gallery Openings, Naples, FL


     - The Bennington Center for the Arts, Oil Painters of America Eastern Regional Exhibition, Bennington, VT

     - Shirley Street Galleries & Studios, Gallery Openings, Naples, FL



Printed Media


     - Southwest Art Magazine, Artist to Watch Feature, Bonnie GanglehoffJanuary 2016


     - Hamptons Art Hub, Women Painting Women Reveal Diverse Stories at RJD Gallery, October 3, 2015

     - Long Island Pulse Magazine, RJD Gallery in Sag Harbor Features Women Painting Women, Drew Moss, Sept. 25, 2015

     - American Art Collector Magazine, Issue #119September

     - Strokes of Genius 7: Depth, Dimension & Space! The Best of Drawing 2014, North Light Books, 2015

     - Monroe County Beacon, Salute to 4-H: Lessons Learned Through 4-H Help Successful Artist, Woodsfield, OH, March 12, 2015


     - Christi, D.K., Southwest Spotlight Magazine, Cover, Sistrunk Chases Beauty with Art, July Issue, 2014

     - Winters, V., Art Lessons in Realist Drawing, Painting and Beyond: Interviews and Step-by-Step Demonstrations with  International Artists. UltraMax Publications, LLC. 2014.

     - Venetian Village Gallery Opening and Florida Contemporary, Naples Daily News, Naples, FL, page 5D, March 13, 2014


     - Art Renewal Center, Salon Catalog 2012-2013

     - Hall, Thomas,, This Weekend - Art Returns to North Naples Design/Gallery District, January, 16, 2013

     - Christi, D.K., Southwest Spotlight Magazine, Feature Story, February Issue, 2013

     - Hamilton, Elaine, Backstage PassNaples Daily News, Naples, FL, page 4D, November 14, 2013 


     - Sistrunk Wins Spot, Naples Daily News, Naples, FL, page 3D, October 11, 2012

Digital Media

     - Informed Collector, Daily Briefs About Today's Finest Artists, Recommended Artist, January, Issue #1789
     - The Huffington Post, Daniel Maidman, Point of Origin, October 27, 2016,
     - Quiet Lunch, Point of Origin at The Lodge Gallery, October 2016,
     - UFunk, When Artists turn their palettes into beautiful works of artOctober 23, 2016,
     - Buzzfeed News, Matthew Tucker, These Artists Have Turned Their Palettes Into Stunning Paintings, October 19, 2016,
     - Fine Art Connoisseur, Andrew Webster, The Palette as Tool, and Surface, October 13, 2016,
     - The Creators Project, Dana Shi, In This Show, The Paintings Are on the Palettes, October 22, 2016,
     - My Modern Met, Painters are Turning Their Palettes Into Exquisite Works of Art, Pintar, October 12, 2016,
     - Florida winner of the Figure 50,


     - The New York Optimist, Feature Artist,, July


     - The Artrepreneur Now iTunes Podcast, How to Captivate Viewers Through Beautiful Art, interview by Heath Armstrong, Podcast #36, October,


     - Carlson, Jeffrey, Fine Art Connoisseur, Award Winners Announced from NOAPS Online Exhibition,, 2013



     - Finalist, Figurative Category, Art Renewal Center Annual International Salon 

     - Florida winner of the Figure 50,


     - Best in Show - November 2015 Bold Brush Painting Competition

     - Most Innovative Award - National Oil & Acrylic Painter's Society Fall 2015 International Online Exhibition

     - The Creative Achievement Award, International Guild of Realism's 10th Annual Exhibition, Principle Gallery, Alexandria, VA

     - Top 150, top 10%, National Oil & Acrylic Painter's Society Spring 2015 International Online Exhibition


     - The Ganem Jewelry Creative Achievement Award, International Guild of Realism's 8th Annual Exhibition, Tempe Center for the Arts, Tempe, AZ

     - Finalist in the Art Renewal Center's Annual Salon in Drawing

     - Finalist in the Art Renewal Center's Annual Salon in Still Life Painting

     - Award of Merit in the National Oil & Acrylic Painters' Society On-line International Exhibition