Artwork by Beth Meadows

A Cat For Every Home

Added on by Beth Meadows.

Recently, my work has been inspired by painted wooden cut outs of different objects. They are folksy, simple, and colorful.

A perfect example are the wooden couple below. My grandparents have always had these hanging in their home, from their historic house in Brownsville, Tennessee to their farmhouse outside of Memphis, to the retirement community my grandmother now lives in. 

Objects like this that I grew up looking at are beginning to show up in the work I'm making now.

A friend gave me a jigsaw from my birthday (which was one of the sweetest gifts). Now I can take this idea that I enjoy so much and run with it.

The first shapes I cut out were cats. I cut them with the jigsaw in my studio. Then I can take them anywhere to sand and paint. I took this particular batch to my parent's cabin near the Smoky Mountains. So much of this work has to be done outside, which I've really enjoyed.

At some point, they usually migrate to my house where I can draw on them in the company of my muse, Juicy.

The cats below were made specifically for the walls of Old City Java where they hung during the month of August. This series is called A Cat For Every Home.

You may now purchase these and others on my Etsy shop and at Rala and Nostalgia on McCalla  in Knoxville.

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Art For the People

Added on by Beth Meadows.

Right now, I'm accepting offers on the following pieces of artwork.

Click on the thumbnails to view each piece's information. Then email beth@bethmeadows.com with your offer. 

You can view all of these pieces (live and in person!) right now at Old City Java on Central Street near Jackson Avenue in Knoxville, Tennessee. 

Offers will be accepted until noon on August 31 and each piece will go to the highest bidder.

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This is the second annual Art For the People, and I do it for two reasons:

One- It helps me move work out of my studio to create more space for new work and

Two- I want to put original artwork into the hands of those that want it but may not necessarily be able to afford work sold in galleries. 

"Will she be offended by the amount I offer?" you might wonder. 

The answer is no, I will not be offended, because that's probably all I could offer, too.

I hope you'll participate and help this artwork move to walls to be enjoyed by more and more people. Thanks in advance for your offers!

With Bear Hands is now on Shoppe

Added on by Beth Meadows.

A couple of weeks ago, I began selling some of my mason jar prints on wood via Scoutmob's Handmade Goods and Art section called Shoppe

The way Shoppe works is that Scoutmob offers a discount off the retail price of products from artists, and the artist always receives the wholesale price. Scoutmob also takes care of shipping and some of the packaging materials on behalf of the artist, which is really nice.

Since opening my Shoppe, I've shipped my mason jar prints all over the country, which has been really fun. It's been a great way to spread my work to people who may have never seen it otherwise. 

Also, as an Artist-turning-business-woman, it's really pushed me to fine tune my methods of finishing and packaging work. These things have definitely been a learning process for me, but I find myself, over and over, asking the question, "If I were to receive my art in the mail, how would I want it to be presented?" That, in and of itself, has been extremely valuable. 

To visit my Scoutmob Shoppe, please go here. Happy discount shopping!

Art Opening March 7 at Rala

Added on by Beth Meadows.

Stop by Rala for First Friday to see my newest work.

323 Union Ave Knoxville, TN 37902

Opening Mach 7 from 6-9pm

I'm really excited about these pieces, inspired by some of my favorite things. All work is hand-painted and drawn on reclaimed wood with spray paint, acrylic, marker, and paint pens.

© Beth Meadows

© Beth Meadows

If you can't make it this Friday, don't worry! It will be on display until Sunday, March 30.

© Beth Meadows

© Beth Meadows


Here is my artist statement for this show:

Driving from Knoxville to the Smoky Mountains, there are hand-written signs on the side of the road that read "Boiled P-nuts" and "Walking Stick World." I've pulled over to buy the peanuts from the back of a trailer and admired a row of bears carved out of tree trunks nearby. Later I hike and feel a connection to the heritage of this area, and also yearn for a little more. 

© Beth Meadows

© Beth Meadows


Back in Knoxville, there are hand-painted signs all over, my favorites being an ice-cream cone and miniature football players holding up a giant hoagie. I go square dancing and watch hipsters dance with silver-haired sweethearts. 

And then there is this other side of things. I drive around singing the lyrics of catchy pop songs and follow some of the world's most famous fashion designers on Instagram.

Some artists use innovation as their driving force while others have tradition in mind. Some people paint a sign without thinking too much about anything at all. Through my artwork, I give a nod to what is esteemed today while delving deeper into the rich heritage of The South.