Lois Beatty has been a member of Two Rivers Printmaking Studio, in White River Junction, Vermont, since 2001, when she moved to New Hampshire from the Boston area. She had been working for many years in painting, collage, paper pulp painting, and monoprinting. After joining TRPS, her work expanded to incorporate some of the more traditional etching techniques. Recently she has been doing solarplate etching and collagraphs.
Beatty’s art straddles the abstract/realistic line, but her starting point is always shapes in nature-from rocks and bones to the human figure. Color, texture, and layering are central to her art. She teaches monoprint workshops at Two Rivers, serves on its Board of Directors, and was on the studio’s 2004, 2006, and 2008 Portfolio Committees.
She studied art and art history at Oberlin College; the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Massachusetts College of Art; Rugg Road Papers and Prints; and Two Rivers Printmaking Studio. She has exhibited in solo and group shows nationally, and was juried into the Provincetown Art Association and Museum’s Second Annual Prize Competition (juror, Grace Glueck of the New York Times), the South Shore Art Center’s All-New England Juried Exhibition (First Prize, Graphics), and the Two Rivers Momenta competition (Juror’s Prize awarded by Sharon Matt Atkins, Assistant Curator at the Currier Museum of Art). Beatty’s art has been purchased by public and private collections, including Fidelity Investments, the Washington Post, IBM, Eastman Pharmaceuticals, The New Republic, and Emily’s List. Her prints are in the 2004, 2006, and 2008 TRPS limited-edition portfolios purchased by the Boston Public Library, the Currier Museum of Art, Dartmouth’s Hood Museum, the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, the University of Vermont’s Bailey/Howe Library (Special Collections), Plymouth State University, Southern New Hampshire University’s McIninch Gallery and The Waskomium Collection.
Beatty’s work can be seen at Two Rivers Printmaking Studio, McGowan Fine Art Gallery in Concord, New Hampshire, and F.H. Clothing in Quechee, Vermont.