Beth Billups is a studio artist from Detroit, Michigan. Her encaustic and cold wax and oil paintings explore abstraction and express narratives that are at once personal and universal. Her use of familiar imagery, mark making and repetitive patterns balanced by lush color, depth and texture invite the viewer into each piece. Her work is a reflection of her surroundings and a meditation on our connection to the natural world and to each other. She builds layers of meaning by combining ephemera, oil paint and beeswax, rendering modern images in an ancient medium. She currently works and lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan.