Friday, February 13, 2015

Happy Valentine's Day!!

Hello All,

It is hard to believe that Valentine's Day is upon us, already!

Pictured below is one of my favorite Valentines, Scarlett Zink. She is a budding artist!!

Please know, that any paint she puts on that canvas is subject to "over-painting" by her Grandmother...

Happy Valentine's Day to you all, and we look forward to seeing you soon!!

More later,

Sunday, January 18, 2015

From the Mouths of Babes....

Hello All,

I've had the joy of painting with my oldest granddaughter, Lily, who always wants to paint with me!
Whenever we get together, she always asks when we can paint.

Recently, when we painted over the Holidays, she remarked, "Grammy, you are pretty good at painting flowers!"

She is already 3 1/2  years old...Now we have Scarlett, who is 16 months, and Hanna, who is 10 months, to teach how to paint! What fun awaits me, teaching these little ones the joy of painting!!

More later,

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Using Our Heads!!

Hello All,
We are setting up for Celebration of Fine Art, and lots of helpers have assisted in our preparation!
See below, where Jonathan, Summer, and Hanna Zink all helped painting the Studio walls!! Also, my friend Sharon and I "used our heads" to support the light bars while we drilled the supports into our walls...and yet another photo, which shows the Studio beginning to come together...We open to the public on Saturday, January 17th, at 10 am....
Hope to see lots of you there!
More later,
Beth and Jon Zink

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Happy New Year!!

Hello All,

Happy 2015  to you all!!
Gosh, it has been so long since I posted. My apologies...a lot has happened.

Soon after Thanksgiving and during the Hidden in the Hills Studio Tour, I lost my Mum, Dorothy.
She lived a long, (92 years old), full, life. When I got the call from my brother, I said to Jon, albeit tearfully, "We sure had a good time!! " That we did.

Although I take credit for teaching her to paint about 30 years ago, (when she was about my age, :), she was always supportive of my pursuit of majoring in Art, and encouraged my Dad, who was not quite so sure, to allow me to do so. Dad insisted that I minor in Education, which was a very practical approach. I did both, and am happy today to have taken their advice, not that that was not an option in 1966 in my house, back in RI!!

Thank you all for your continued support and interest in my work!

The 25th Celebration of Fine Art opens January 17th...daily 10am to 6pm, through March 29th, at the Hayden Exit #35, of the 101 Freeway, in Scottsdale, Arizona...I am in my usual place, back in the southeast corner, (that is a good thing!) of our HUGE 50,000 sq ft tent! Come visit!!


Sunday, November 23, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving!!

Hello All,
Jon and Sophie and I wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving!
We had a great first weekend of the Hidden in the Hills Studio Tour.
Next Friday-Sunday, November 28-30th, we are back at it again!
Here is our pug, Sophie, "guarding" the hospitality table on Saturday afternoon...
Please note, we placed the wine, instead of the food, at her end of the table!
Hope to see you next weekend!
Jon and Beth
Photo credit: Scott Dahne

Monday, November 17, 2014

Studio Tour!!

Hello All,
The 18th Annual (our 12th), Hidden in the Hills Studio Tour is upon us!!
New works will be available, as well as new outdoor tables, new pillows, and new plexiglas art!
Come see us!
November 21-23, and 28-30, 10am-5pm daily
Beth and Jon

Thursday, October 16, 2014

2015 Wall Calendars Now Available!

Hello All,

Our annual wall calendars are now available for sale!

You can get free shipping by calling or emailing with your credit card, or mailing a check.
 The calendar has 8x10 color images, and is $25.00. See the front and back covers below.
Ordering information: 480-980-3848, or

More later!

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Fall Colors

Hello All,

We took a drive out to Hawley Lake, on the White Mountain Apache Reservation to see the fall leaves beginning to change. The brilliant yellow-golds of the aspens, crimson reds of the maples, and burnt sienna browns of the oaks were just bits of color among the dominant greens of the ponderosa pines. In a few weeks they should be just blazing!!

Sophie chased some cows, and barked, but they ignored her... It was a lovely afternoon.

Back down in the Valley, the temps are dipping below 100, so we are ready for fall down there!

More later,

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Fall Harvest

Hello All,

We are enjoying our last weeks here in the mountains of Pinetop, AZ.

It is time for us to be getting ready to go back to the Valley of the Sun, and our friends, family, and a great Fall and Winter Season of Holidays, Art Shows, and whatever else comes our way!
We look forward to seeing you all!!

Here is my first "fall harvest"...Gardening at 7600 feet doesn't quite "yield" what lower elevations provide, but it sure was fun, giving it a try, for the first time!

More later,

Monday, September 15, 2014

Whatever USA Features our Former Home in Crested Butte

Hello All,

We recently learned that one of our earlier residences, in Crested Butte, Colorado, is a featured "Whatever, USA" town, for Anheuser Busch's new Bud Light Commercial!

As it turns out, the "Zink Building," as it still known (although we sold it years ago....) on the main street of town, is featured in their TV and print ads.

We built the building, at left, in 1979... We lived on the top floor, and had a travel agency on the second floor!

Great old memories!

More later,

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Tropical Flowers

Hello All,
I just finished a commission for a client in Florida. It was fun to paint tropical flowers instead of my usual desert botanicals.

This painting is 36x36, and the image will also be printed on aluminum, to create a one-of-a-kind coffee table, with the art under glass.
I specifically created the composition so that there is interest from all four orientations. It was a challenge, but, fun at the same time!

More later,

Monday, September 1, 2014

Martha Stewart American Made Contest

Hello All,

It is a "long shot," but I entered Martha Stewart's 2014 American Made Contest, in the Design Category. The application requires answers to questions which ask about one's inspiration, advice for aspiring entrepreneurs, description of one's business, importance of American Made products, etc.

The application also asked for a video....The link to application, including the video, is below.

For those of you who know me, you know why I did NOT do any retakes of this video, which was shot during 105 degree heat. It was WAY too hot for me to do a retake! My husband Jon shot it in ONE TAKE. Please note that thousands of people have entered this contest, and I know my odds...:)

More later,