The Art of Landscapes

Held at the Cedarburg Cultural Center, Cedarburg, WI

Saturday, October 19th, 9am-2pm

What makes a landscape breathtaking? Working from photographs, we will study the elements of a landscape and how acrylic painting technique can be used to recreate a scene.  We will be focusing on how to achieve things in a landscape like depth, atmosphere, and feeling.  We will discuss techniques and compositions that help create a successful landscape. Students will then work from their own images to create a finished landscape painting. The Supply List is available online.

$82 CCC Members / $97 Non-Members. 


Abstract Landscapes at Cedar Valley

At the Cedar Valley Retreat Center, West Bend, WI

Sept. 6-8, 9am-4pm
In this stimulating class you will work from photos exploring abstraction through the subject of landscape. Starting with the basics of acrylics, mark making, glazing, and experimental methods learning to paint expressively. You will also learn the basics of abstraction including composition and evaluation.



Held at the Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts, Brookfield, WI
Thursdays, August 1-29
6:00 – 8:00 pm

Art is a journey; find your passion in this individualized class! Through discussion, journaling, and artmaking, learn the practice of becoming an artist. Work on a portfolio, a long-term project, or let the class lead you. 

Includes five sessions. Supplies not included.

Watercolor Painting


Held at the Bay View Community Center

New start date!

July 8 – 29 • Mondays, 6:30 – 8:30 pm

Using traditional watercolor techniques students will learn how to plan and execute a painting using a photograph as reference. In this class we will look at many examples of how photographs translate to paint. Through demonstration, students will be shown techniques such as wet on wet, layering, and more. This class will provide opportunities to transform any image into a work of art. All supplies will be provided.

Cost: $75 website

Painting from Nature

Held at the Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts in Brookfield
Wednesdays, August 7-28, 6:00 – 8:00 pm

Get outdoors and get inspired! In this beginner class, start with the basics of acrylic painting. Then, using nature as a guide, explore how the patterns, textures, and colors can be translated and expressed with brush, canvas, and paint.

Includes four sessions. Supplies not included. website


Exhibit at Art Garage

I am excited to have 3 of my works selected for this show!

Thursday, April 4th THROUGH Sunday, May 26

The Art Garage presents LOCAL 920 — An exhibit to celebrate and showcase the spectacular work of our talented Wisconsin resident artists inspired by Wisconsin. This exhibit will focus on Wisconsin’s historic environment, landscape, agriculture, people and more.
Come to support our Local artists and have the opportunity to view and purchase the beautiful work on display.

Artist Reception & GRAND RE-OPENING: Friday, April 5th @ 5pm-10pm

Abstract Landscape Painting

Aug 30 & 31, 9:00 AM-4:00 PM 
Media: Acrylic, None
Skill Level: All Levels

Held at the Peninsula School of Art, Fish Creek, WI


The landscape lends itself to rich interpretation and expression. Using acrylic paints and personal photo references, make sense of this subject matter as a jumping off point for abstraction as you explore composition, mark-making, and paint application.


Through demonstrations and discussions, Beki will review the basics of acrylic painting before moving into more experimental techniques. Students will work to create their own abstract landscape paintings with individualized feedback from the instructor and group. Open to all levels of experience. More advanced painters will have the opportunity to push the boundaries of their painting practice, while beginners will develop skill.

Tuition: Members: $ 225.00 / Non-Members: $ 250.00 


The Modern Landscape

Redline Milwaukee

My painting- Warm Sky, was juried into this exhibition.

Celebrating contemporary perspectives of landscape artwork
A Juried Group Exhibition

Exhibition runtime: June 7  –  July 6, 2018 (Opening reception June 7th, 6-9pm)

The Modern Landscape exhibition at RedLine Milwaukee is dedicated to the furtherance of artists whose perception of landscapes are innovative, captivating and display expert execution of the concept. Over the course of history landscape paintings have developed from capturing mountain scenes, gently rolling hills, and still water garden ponds to cityscapes and views of urban areas, even venturing further into the abstract. One thing that remains true is that landscapes are one of the most desired genres among art collectors.  By giving artists the freedom to determine what defines a landscape, this exhibition will explore and go beyond the boundaries of the traditional landscape, giving viewers a glimpse the state of contemporary landscape painting in the early 21st century.

Making Time

Making time seemed like the perfect title for a blog post, considering that it has been almost a year since my last one. If you know me personally you know I have two little boys at home now. My studio productivity and class schedule are not what they once were. Sometimes, life gets in the way of art making. But now as I get more comfortable with finding a balance in my role as a mother, I am slowly making my way back. That being said, the days I have time to paint are not always the days when I am mentally able to. One thing that has helped recently is starting a new sketchbook. In all honesty I hadn’t kept a sketchbook for years and now I find it so therapeutic. I can have it with me anywhere and get a few moments of creative time in here and there. I can even use my kids’ watercolors while having arts and crafts time at the kitchen table. Every little bit helps keep me engaged. So when I am able to make it to my studio I don’t feel as disconnected from my work.


*image is a recent pen drawing in my sketchbook