Word Is Art

Beth Courtright Detwiler

Artist, Beth Courtright-Detwiler is a “Contemporary Visionary” whose work is symbolic in style and content. She works in a variety of colorful mediums, including oil painting, pastel, pen & ink, ceramics, and the emerging medium of hand-painted “masking tape”. Masking Tape Art has become a popular trend in Contemporary art circles in recent years and Ms. Detwiler has had an influential role to play in its experimentation, advancement and growing popularity. She has been working with the medium of masking tape for well over a decade and shares her knowledge and passion with the community through collaborative events and interactive mural installations. In addition, she also creates masking tape art on wood panels which convey simplistic narratives thru colorful, iconic imagery. Her strongest influences often originate in nature. She is also intrigued by stories from ancient art and literature, as well as 20th Century Modern Art movements.


“Dark Skies – Are We Listening?”
During the Starry, Starry Night Exhibit at the Tubac Art Center, Detwiler will be working with the public to facilitate the creation of an Interactive Masking Tape Art Mural that aligns with the themes indicative of the Dark Sky Movement that is currently gaining attention around the globe.