Bea Lothrop Artistry

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My artistic career started at age five making mud 'pies', baking them in the sun and painting them pistachio green with stones and shells as embellishments! This was Mexico in the 50's -- steeped in color from the indigenous Indian textile hues; the painter Orozco's earth and jewel tone murals; Luis Barragan's clean lines and vivid color architecture; hot colors of Acapulco 's Pacific coast tropical flowers, birds and fish and the European influence of broad perspectives in building boulevards and glorious cathedrals that ignited my imagination for the rest of my life.


Two lifetimes passed as I followed a career in advertising in New York City followed by a career in the healing arts of Massage therapy and Healing Touch on the East End of Long Island. When not "working", I was developing my artistic skills in photography, ceramics, wool hooking, dyeing textiles and finally weaving with glass seed beads, which turned out to be my most satisfying passion.


Inspired to move to Western North Carolina in 2013, I landed in Weaverville where I have established my "Bees Crossing Studio". Here, I work on beading unique jewelry with glass seed beads. I participate in Weaverville's Art Safari twice a year and other venues.


When not creating, I am caring for "The Girls" (honeybee hives) on my hilltop and eradicating grass in as much land as I can manage, to establish as large a pollinator garden of flowers, shrubs and trees for our Native bees, butterflies and hummingbirds...as well as for "The Girls", of course!

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