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Beth Surdut is a designer and a colorist, a writer and visual storyteller. Her unique work, which translates and integrates the patterns of nature and world cultures, is exhibited in museums and galleries internationally. Her studio provides custom design services for hotels and private homes, product branding identity, and licensing for reproduction by manufacturers including textiles, Hawaiian shirts, apparel, giftware and home goods.
Current emphasis is compellingly intricate drawings in the Listening To Raven series. Images, myths and realities posted at www.surdut.blogspot.com where you will also find links to Art From the Kitchen, painted and served by Beth Surdut, or go to www.bethsurdut.com
The Mermaids Return, a collection of luminous sensual paintings.
Hand painted custom Hebrew prayer shawls and healing head scarves for women undergoing chemotherapy.
An adventurous world traveler, Surdut saturates her luminous art with the extraordinary colors of environments real and imagined. Noted for combining rich jewel tones and fluid movement during a 10-year career designing and fabricating architectural art glass in the Washington, D.C. area, the artist garnered commissions for private and public spaces, including 24 windows in a Middle Eastern palace.
Surdut created the original painting Come Walk With Me presented by the Sarasota Sister Cities Association to the mayoral delegation from Vladimir, Russia in January 2007, as well as a painting for a Cambodian relief organization for land mine victims.
As a journalist and commentator she examines topics ranging from sewers to senators, and is noted for artists' profiles and art business articles. She has served as arts editor and feature writer, and produced Talking Life: Walter Harrod's Stories an oral history CD told by an 86-year old woodworker. National Public Radio aired her essays on diverse issues including a six-part series on the business of art. During her career, projects involving visual art and writing have received multiple grant support, notably from the Massachusetts Cultural Council and Harvard Historical Society.