BethAnne Lutz was born in Pennsylvania surrounded by meadows, woods and creeks. Her love of the outdoors grew tremendously throughout her life. She has always been drawn to trees and forests. Naturally, photography was her first creative interest and was cultivated during her teenage years. She pursued fine arts in college graduating cum laude with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in metalsmithing from Syracuse University. She designed and created a successful jewelry line of sterling silver twigs, textured stones and semi-precious gems that sold in galleries across the United States, Canada and the Caribbean.
After moving to the Unami Creek Valley, she further developed her love of photography for she was surrounded by an abundance of inspiration. The photographs that BethAnne takes on her walks in the Unami Forest are brought to the computer screen where she paints dreamlike moods and surreal atmospheres.
It is a collaboration between the artist, the land and modern technology. BethAnne cherishes her connection with nature and believes that there is more to a moment than what you see with your eyes; there are the smells, sounds, thoughts and life experiences. All of these influences are real and integral to BethAnne’s photography and the creation of the final image.
BethAnne was awarded Honorable Mention from 2018 Non-Pro IPA (Int'l Photography Awards) in the category Special-Digitally Enhanced, for "Hollows Of Life". Another Honorable Mention in Fine Art: Photomanipulation Category by the 2018 ND Awards for “Defy”. She was the Third Place Winner in Fine Art: Photo Manipulation - Amateur for her series "Defy" at the IPOTY (Int'l Photographer Of The Year) - 2017. "Luminescence" series was awarded Honorable Mention - Special-Digitally Enhanced, 2017 Non-Pro IPA (Int'l Photography Awards). "Wickedly Pure" series Honorable Mention in Special-Panoramic, 2017 Non-Pro IPA. "Enlightenment" series won Honorable Mention - Fine Art-Abstract, Non-Pro IPA 2016. "Illumination" series was featured in the 2017 LensCulture Network Gallery. "Barriers" and "Groove" are represented in the LensCulture Art Photography Awards 2018. "Barriers" image was represented twice in the LensCulture competition gallery of Emerging Talent Awards 2017. "Magical Forest" and "Purpura Magenta Sky" images were represented in the competition gallery of LensCulture Earth Awards 2015. She has many published images on websites such as 1x and ArtFreeLife.