Bethany Lee is an oil painter and stone carver residing in Washington, DC. She is currently focusing on small oil paintings (landscapes and still lives) from life. Currently available work is shown below. Please contact her at to inquire about purchasing or commissioning an oil painting.

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Mount Pleasant St. on a Grey Morning
This piece is a painting of my immediate neighborhood in Mount Pleasant, Washington, DC. There is an iconic view, looking down Mount Pleasant St. towards 16th Street, the steeples of the churches on embassy row, along with the treetops crowded between buildings creating a varied and beautiful skyline.
Oil on Linen Panel
Meridian Hill Park, Looking Up from the Fountains
This is a plein air painting of Meridian Hill Park, looking up from the base of the fountains towards the statue of St. Joan of Arc at the top of the steps. I painted it on fall mornings, catching the shadows in the same positions for a brief span of time.
Oil on Linen Panel
Maymont Colonnade
This is a plein air painting of the colonnade in the Italian Gardens at Maymont in Richmond, VA.
Oil on Panel – 8″x10″
St. Jerome Institute on the Feast of the Archangels
This is a plein air completed on a bright, sunny morning on the grounds of St. Jerome Institute Highschool in Washington, DC. The sun shining on the buildings created a dramatic composition of light and shadow.
Oil on Panel – 6″x8″
Assateague Salt Marshes
In early October, I spent a day at Assateague Island off the coast of Delaware. It’s the famous island where the wild horses live, marooned after the shipwreck of a Spanish Galleon, centuries ago. This painting shows the salt marshes in the channel between the island and mainland. I was interrupted in the process of painting by strong winds that kept knocking over my easel. But, instead of trying to finish the painting after the fact from a photograph, I decided to leave it as it was. The truth is that the simplicity and starkness of the painting does a good job of communicating the actual feel of the place.
Oil on Linen Panel – 9″x12″
Trout Pond
On a recent trip to West Virginia, I spent some time at Trout Pond Recreation Area in Lost City. It was closed to vehicle traffic at the time, and so I had the park nearly to myself. It was just me, the trees, the water, and the overcast mornings.
Oil on Panel – 8″x10″
The “Almost Heaven” Cabin
This small landscape is a plein air painting from a recent trip to West Virginia.
6″x8″ Oil on Panel
Alley Rose Bush, Oil on Panel 6″x8″ $180