It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of beloved artist Beth Ann Sistrunk.
Beth was born in Wheeling, West Virginia to Jerry and Beverly Grubb, and was raised in south-east Ohio. Growing up in the rural Midwest, she spent much of her childhood caring for animals and creating everything her imagination desired – from dolls and their clothes, to paintings and drawings, to tiny pet residences and wooden boats. Her summers were a time for exploring the outdoors and feeding her imagination, and during the winters, she would design dream houses, ball gowns, and landscapes on paper… all the while, her cat Boots and her golden retriever Sunney were at her side. As a young woman, she was both kind and gifted… she graduated as valedictorian of her high school, was 1st trumpet in the school band, sang in the school choir, and mastered the piano, all while being an active member of 4H and Girl Scouts.
After working in graphic design and the financial industry through her 20s, she realized she wanted to pursue her first love – painting. She studied everything she could get her hands on, including texts written in the 19th Century, a few of which were in French, and thought about painting all day, every day. She developed a habit of constant analysis and thoughtful execution that helped her become a world-class artist.
Beth has been represented by Rehs Contemporary Galleries in New York City since 2018 and her work has been exhibited in many prestigious galleries and museums across the country. Her work has appeared in countless publications, including American Art Collector, Southwest Art Magazine, Strokes of Genius, and many others.
Images of her paintings can be found on BethSistrunk.com and RehsCGI.com. Beth is survived by her husband Earl, parents Jerry and Beverly, and her brother Alan. She will be deeply missed by her family, friends, and fans of her artwork.