About Beth Palser

Beth Palser is the creator of a unique style of painting that brings together realism with hard-edged brush strokes. Her background in Graphic Design and the years she spent working for a print-maker doing color separations for the screens, played a huge influence in her painting style. The combination of these methods and her early years painting in oils, gave way for the birth of this modern sophisticated watercolor style called Graphic Realism. Palser’s paintings have dimension, and the fractured brush strokes demonstrating a clean graphic quality, emit emotion from the viewer. As one of her Patrons describes,” Her brush strokes show such Strength, the motion in her works is stirring and her use of color is mesmerizing” 

Texture, contrast, detail and vibrant color are elements which have become the signatures in her paintings. Palser’s subject matter varies from Landscapes to the Urban scenes of Philadelphia or to the many beaches around the US and Caribbean, where she vacationed, but her Style is consistent and evident in each piece. 

Viewers are attracted to my watercolors because it’s Singular. I’m doing my own thing and it can’t be compared to anything else. Most have never seen an approach to a traditional medium painted in such a unique manner. You can see the journey of my background in each painting, feel the Passion in each brushstroke and the vibrancy of Life in the colors. This is Graphic Realism.” -Beth Palser 

Palser’s received more than 50 awards for her watercolors and achieved signature membership status from prestigious national juried groups like Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club in Manhattan, The Pennsylvania & Baltimore Watercolor Societies and the Adirondacks National Exhibition of American Watercolors. During her 34 year career as a painter, She’s exhibited in 10 One-Woman Shows, 10 Two Person Shows, over 100 Group Invitational Shows and more than 350 Juried shows throughout the Mid-Atlantic States. Her art is included in private and corporate collections throughout the United States and abroad.

Artist Statement

I live in Southern Chester County, Pennsylvania and painting watercolors in a Graphic Realism style with subjects varying from Landscapes, Seascapes to Philadelphia scenesMy Style is consistent and evident in each piece. Texture, contrast, detail and vibrant color are elements which has become the signatures in my work and from the detailed drawing to all the different stages in between, painting my style takes a considerable amount of patience, time and planning. Whether it’s the the peeling bark on a tree, the stone structure of a building, the curling wave crashing onto the sand or the rolling clouds over a farm field, in all these things I see light, shadow and color. This is my inspiration to paint and to try and capture on paper what I felt when I viewed my surroundings.” -beth palser 

New Brunswick Art Salon 2021 Fall Watercolor and Mixed Media Exhibition

Juried National Competitions and Invitational Exhibitions

  • Selected Artist for LinkPHL, a WiFi System, with 15 street corner locations throughout Center City, Philadelphia, October 2021
  • Traveling Exhibition of Fred Danziger Collection of 101 Artists, American tour, 2 Pieces exhibited in the collection 2020-2022
  • Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club, 112 Annual Open American Exhibition, New York, NY, 2008, (Katherine A. Lovell Memorial Award) and 2013, 2020-2021
  • Chadds Ford Art Show and Sale, Chadds Ford, Pa. 1998-2007, 2021
  • Goggle Works, Reading, PA. 2015, receiving 2nd Place Award in Painting
  • Pennsylvania Watercolor Society, 33rd. International Juried Exhibitio, Receiving the Nicholas Simmons Merchandise Award, 2012
  • Lancaster County Art Association Invitational Exhibition, 5 person group show, Kauffman Gallery, Lancaster, Pa, 2010
  • Fox Chase Cancer Art Show and Sale, New Hope, Pa, 2010-2012, 2018-2020
  • Hockessin Art Show Benefiting the Wilmington Western Railroad, Hockessin, De. 2002-2019, Adirondacks National Exhibition of *American Watercolor, Old Forge, NY, 2006/2007 (“Tina L. Wolfe Memorial Award), 2006
  • Harford Day School, Bel Air, Md. 2004-2012, 2015
  • Pennsylvania Watercolor Society International Exhibition 1988, 1996, 2004, 2007 & 2011-12
  • Delaware’s Best Art Show and Sale, Benefiting the United Cerebral Palsy Foundation, Wilmington, De. 1998-2007
  • Kennett Square Fine Arts Exhibition, Kennett Square, Pa.2002 and 2006 (3rd PLACE WATERCOLORS ).
  • Baltimore Watercolor Society Mid-Atlantic Regional Exhibition, 1995-1996, 1998, 2002-2004 (2003 BWS MEMORIAL AWARD)
  • Art of the NorthEast, Hartford, Conn. Honorable Mention
  • Unionville Art Sale, Kennett Square, Pa., 2004-2007
  • Ronald McDonald House of Delaware Art Fest, Wilmington, De. 1999-2003
  • Yellow Springs Art Show, 2001-2003
  • 3rd place, Camden County Cultural Heritage Watercolor Competitions, New Jersey
  • Honorable Mention, Chester County Art Association

Juried Shows

  • Longs Park Art Show, Lancaster, PA. 2019-2021
  • Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts, State College, Pa. 2007 and 2017 , 2020-2021
  • Rittenhouse Square Fine Arts Annual, Philadelphia, Pa. 1989-2021 (2nd PLACE AWARD WATERCOLORS in 2001)
  • Lititz Outdoor Art Show, Lititz, Pa., 2010-2019,2021,( 2nd place award for Watercolors in 2016)
  • Lansdale Fine Art Show, Lansdale, Pa. 1994-2019, 2021 (EXCELLENCE IN WATERCOLOR 1994-2013-2017, 1st PLACE in 2011-2012 2005, 2nd Place in 2018, 3rd PLACE in 1998 and 1996, and BEST OF SHOW 1994)
  • Brandywine Festival of the Arts, Wilmington, De., 2011-2019, 2021
  • Connective Art and Music , Oxford, PA. 2019
  • Media Art Show, Media, PA, Received 1st Place in Watercolors in 2014-2016 and 2019
  • Chester County Studio Tour, Atglen, Pa. 2016-2017
  • Manayunk Arts Festival, Philade lphia, Pa. 2001-2009-2017
  • Rockville Art Show, Rockville, Md. 2014
  • Mount Gretna Outdoor Art Fest, Mount Gretna, Pa. 2011-2012
  • Jersey Shore Fine Art Festival, Ship Bottom, N.J., 2010-2011
  • Wickford Fine Art Festival, Wickford, RI., 2008-2009
  • Lancaster Guild Art Show, Pa Guild of Craftamen, 2014-2017
  • The Nutcracker Art Show at the Kimmell Center Art Show, Phila. Pa. 2015
  • Bel Air Outdoor Art Festival of Arts, Bel Air, Md. 2007-2009 (2nd PLACE AWARD, WATERCOLORS – 2007/2011
  • Immaculata University Art Show, Immaculata, Pa. 2010-2011
  • Doylestown Art Show, Doylestown, Pa. 2005-2006 & 2008-2009
  • Sugarloaf Crafts Festival, Chantilly Va. 2003 – 2005 & 2008, and Fort Washington, Pa. 1999 – 2007, Oaks, Pa. 2009
  • New Hope Art Show, New Hope, Pa. 2007
  • Ocean City Arts Show, Ocean City, NJ. 1997 – 2007 (Best in Watercolor Award, 2007 & PURCHASE AWARD 2003)
  • Bethlehem Art Show, Bethlehem, Pa. 2004-2007
  • Chadds Ford Art Show, Chadds Ford, PA . 1998-2007
  • Reston Fine Art Show, Reston, Va. 2005
  • Bethesda Row Arts Festival, Bethesda, Md., (BEST IN WATERCOLOR AWARD 2005)
  • Chestnut Hill Fall Arts., Phila. Pa. 1998 – 2007 (1st PLACE WATERCOLORS in 2000 & HONORABLE MENTION in 1998)
  • Cape May Promenade Fine Art Show, Cape May, NJ. 1996-2000 and 2002-2003, 2006 (1st PLACE AWARD 1997, 2nd PLACE AWARD 1996, 2003, and HONORABLE MENTION in 2002) * Other shows exhibited throughout the Years, Armonk  in NY, Gracie Square in Manhattan, SoNo in WestPort, Conn., East Orange, NJ, Art in Fairfax, Va.


  • Featured in the News Article, Art Live; The CFES Art Show Goes Viral, by: Constance McBride, March 16,2021
  • Mentioned in the Art Collectors Magazine, for Weekend in the Park, Longs Park Art Show, August Issue, 2021
  • Featured Story, A Realistic Approach to Watercolors, by Rachel Brown, in the Chadds Ford Neighbors Magazine, June Issue, 2020
  • Featured Story , Uncharted Watercolors, by Kathleen Daminger, in the LPN, Lancaster News Paper, July, 25, 2019
  • Jury’s Favorites, in FASO Bold Brush Art Competition, Earned Top 15%, January, 2019
  • Four Person Show, Rodney Pratt Gallery, New Castle, De. with Catherine Colsher, Susan Yoder, Steve Oliver & Beth Palser, Oct. 2020-Feb.2021
  • Three Person Show, Dane Tilghman, Charles Cushing & Beth Palser, Elkins Estate Mansion, Gala Opening ,Elkins Park, Pa. 2009
  • Two Person Show, Rodney Pratt Gallery, New Castle, De., 2013
  • Solo Show, “Artscapes”, Gallery 919 Market, Wilmington, De., 2012
  • Selected Artist for the Art History Channels new TV Network Cable Show 21st Century Artists, and online Gallery, 2011
  • Selected to The Best of Worldwide Watermedia Artists Book, Volume 1, 2011 ​
  • Represented by art4business, Art Consultants for Corporate Art Collections, Philadelphia, Pa and London, UK, 2010-2011
  • Two Person Featured Artist Exhibit, Z Gallery, West Chester, Pa 2010
  • One Person Show, Just Jennifer Gallery, Gettysburg, Pa. 2008
  • Invitational Group Show, The Historic Houses Through the Artists’ Eyes, Chadds Ford Historical Society, Chadds Ford, Pa., 2008
  • Member of Belisama Co-Op Artist Group, Art Shows for Charity, 2007-2009
  • Group Show, Think Spring, Village Art Gallery, Jennersville, Pa., 2007
  • Selected to the Best of Pennsylvania Artists and Artisans Book, 2006, Received 3rd Place and Honorable Mention Awards in Watercolor
  • Served on the Rittenhouse Square Fine Art Show Board of Directors, 6 years & Treasurer, 3 years
  • Served on the Board of Directors for the Delaware County Artist Guild, 3 years & Exhibition Chairperson, 2 years