Bethany Ramey Trombley
A graduate of Rice University, Bethany graduated with a BA in the history of art and architecture. She also earned a Master's degree in Architecture at the Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture, at the University of Houston, and was selected as one of the top 50 graduates at the 50th anniversary of the college.
A licensed architect in the state of Texas and an accredited LEED AP for green building design, Bethany recently retired as the senior project manager for the renovation of classrooms and offices at UT Austin and lives near Buda Texas and part-time in Asheville, NC, realizing her life long dream to paint full time.
Bethany has taught Architectural History, drawing, visual communication, and design at the University of Houston and at the University of Texas School of Architecture in Austin. Her work is represented at Art on 12 Gallery in Wimberley.
Shadows, texture, transparency, color and light - gestures of the earth - these are qualities that speak to me. Lately I’ve traded paint brushes for the direct application of color using only my hands and this feels almost like I’m actually touching the sky, the land, and the trees. Discerning the colors or undertones of shadows feels for me analogous to hearing the alto part under the melody. It’s like music for me, and, if I can draw you into a new world where you perhaps see or feel something that I may not even have consciously portrayed, then I feel we will have shared a deep knowing that I am unable to express in words.