Hollow Log Studios

Murals & Portraits

Specializing In Commercial and Residential Murals, Watercolor Portraits, and Illustrations, with a fun fantasy or fairy tale twist!

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2017

Flights of Fancy (Portfolio)

Flights of Fancy Watercolor with Acrylic gold highlights 15 x 20 When I came up with the idea of painting a child floating off into the air with a flying fantasy creature, surprisingly the hard part of the project was finding a pig for a reference. Despite growing up on a farm, I had never spent time around a pig. While at the library looking through reference books the librarian asked me what I was working on. I explained the painting that I had in mind and she told me that I should check out her friends' pig sanctuary. Yes, you read that right, a pig sanctuary! Piglets, Wild boar, domestic hogs that came up to my hip. My little cousin and I spent an afternoon tromping through a field with more varieties of pigs than I had ever thought existed. In a shed on the side of a field, a giant pink hog was happy to pose as my fairytale flying pig when he wasn't nibbling on my boot. The result ended up being one of my favorite paintings.

About - My History

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Bethany Bartholomew

Bethany Bartholomew was raised in rural Ohio, home schooled in a farm house. She loves to think back on her days playing in the mud, running through the woods, playing inside and around an old hollowed out log, all while letting her mind be carried away in thoughts of fairies and trolls and goblins and good witches and bad witches. As the daughter of interracial parents, she has a love of cultural diversity. She has a knack for depicting race and culture within her work. She loves to include other ethnicities within her fairy tale pieces. Growing up, there was a lack of little girls who looked like her in storybooks, so she has focused on including everyone in her paintings. ​ She loves simple living, growing her own food, wearing vintage clothes, and shopping at Antique Malls and consignment stores, looking for just the right piece for her next art project, or for her studio. She is an experienced baker, seamstress and homemaker. ​ She is married and they now live in southeast Ohio. She is the proud mother of a little girl. They have two dogs named Diego and Pierre.