Painter Butte County
Beth Bjorklund likes to paint fruit and vegetables and people she loves. She’s working on 32 individual 8x10 portraits of her family and in-laws that will hang above her mantle in a 4’x8’ grid.
She attended American River College and Chico State University to get her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communication Design and in Art.
She made her living as a designer/illustrator when she graduated in 1980, designing logos and business systems, package design, newspaper advertising design and layout. But painting was always a part of her life. She became a wife and mother who took up painting again seriously after 25 years of raising kids and keeping house.
“There are so many great things to paint,” she says, “and when I paint I thank God for the beauty in everything, for my ability, and for the time I have to paint.