Beth Glover – Owner of Beth Glover Art & Design
Business Phone Number:
919.210.7047 (my cell)
Home Services / Trade Niche:
Art, Surface Pattern Design, Graphic Design, Teaching
Describe your business
As an artist and designer, I have several facets to my business. I sell my own artwork, which I would describe as predominantly abstract expressionism and impressionistic landscapes. I sell original art, commissions and fine art prints and products such as journals and notebooks with my artwork printed onto them. I also teach art to 4th – 9th graders at a local private school, and I have pre-recorded watercolor classes available online through my website. I license my original artwork and patterns to brands in the home furnishings industry including Mitchell Black Home (wallpaper and vinyl floor mats), Couture Lamps (high-end lamps and other home decor goods) as well as High Point-based wall art company, Splashworks. Lastly, I also offer graphic design services, such as logo design, to clients.
Why did you chose this profession?
I love making art and sharing beauty with the world – it’s so fulfilling to help inspire people to see the power of including beauty in their everyday surroundings. I also wanted to cultivate a career that I could be in charge of, so I could create a more balanced life.
What Made You Decide to Open Your Business?
After a decade in a demanding job as a TV producer, I felt the desire to re-design my life and pursue my own art as a means to make a living. I strongly believe that beauty and art have the power to shift our mindsets and our day to day lives and that people need art.
Why Did You Choose This Profession?
When I first started, it took all my courage to call myself an artist but over the last 4 years, I’ve really seen the value my art brings to people’s lives and their most beloved living spaces. As a teacher, I’ve really learned the importance of empowering my students to believe in themselves. For some reason, we all have unrealistic expectations of whether or not we are “good” at art. Most people believe they are not good and that if they were, they would not have to cultivate this skill set. For some reason, people think that you’re either born an amazing artist or you’re not. I believe everyone is creative and like anything you just have to be willing to learn, practice and grow.
How long have you lived in the Lewisville-Clemmons area?
I grew up in Lewisville and moved to Raleigh after college. When I left my previous career in TV production, I decided to move back to the area to start my art-based business from a safe community where I would have the support of family and friends. Starting a business is not easy, so I wanted to make sure I had the support I needed to take the time to grow it.
Why do you think it's important for people to shop local?
I don’t believe we are meant to carry the concerns of the entire world, but it’s often tempting in today’s digital age. Rather I think our neighbors, local friends and family are meant to be our community and part of that is shopping local – supporting those in our community. I think it’s important to invest in your own community and help each other succeed in their God-given purpose!