Bethany Y. Milam, BA (Hons) is based in Basingstoke, Hampshire. She trained as an Interdisciplinary Fine Artist and engages with a variety of media, including painting, drawing, mixed media and installations. Bethany has exhibited widely both nationally and abroad. She enjoys experimenting with different and sometimes unusual materials and techniques, discovering new ways of making. She also finds joy in creating art that tells a story, out of everyday experiences and scenes.
Bethany’s graphite portraits seek to capture the vibrant personalities of the sitters. Her passion for wildlife and the natural world features strongly in her vibrant watercolour, acrylic and mixed media paintings. While her popular ‘Please Mind the Gap’ series of train ticket cut outs are a tongue-in-cheek response to the artist’s experience of public transport. Each work is both a record of a single journey and an exploration of a wider shared experience that draws on each viewer’s personal memories and associations.
“In my opinion art should touch the hearts and minds of people in some way. Whether it makes them laugh, cry, feel, think, question, connect with or be otherwise effected.”
Bethany regularly completes commissions in varying media and subjects (portraits, pets, cars and buildings!). She has also taken on larger public commissions.
Having a PGCE in Life Long Learning Bethany is an experienced art tutor and workshop leader, a member of the Institute for Learning she believes that Art should be accessible to everyone. A patient and generous teacher she hopes to inspire her students both young and old. She runs regular classes in a number of venues and online for both beginners and more advanced painters as well as one-off workshops and demonstrations.
Bethany will be teaching online workshops and giving painting demonstrations throughout the summer and beyond, more details can be found on her website
Opening timesContact Bethany for commissions, Artwork sales, (including prints and cards), online workshops, demonstrations and courses.