My name is Bethany Kiser, and I’ve lived in Yuma, Arizona my entire life. My grandmother introduced me to painting and taught me all that she knew, starting from a young age. I’ve recently picked up the paintbrush again, using watercolors as my main medium.
Art is something I use to express myself. I like that I paint because it makes me feel good, and that painting isn’t done for any other reason. Knowing that even if I make a mistake on a painting that I’m working on, and that then I can turn my mistake into something beautiful, helps me continue wanting to grow as an artist. I believe that art gives hope to a lot of people, and I think we all need hope. My intention for my paintings is to make people smile or to feel joy when they look at them. I hope I’ve made you smile today.