Rocky Mountain High: Marybeth Frampton

“All my memories gather 'round her
Miner's lady, stranger to blue water
Dark and dusty, painted on the sky
Misty taste of moonshine,
teardrop in my eye.”
-John Denver, Country Roads



Center for Creative Works is pleased to present ROCKY MOUNTAIN HIGH, a selection of new work from artist Marybeth Frampton. Inspired by the music and lyrics of John Denver, Frampton creates layered compositions that incorporate screen printing, painting, text and drawing. Each piece begins with a screen printed image of Denver, the Rocky Mountains, or both combined, on top of which Frampton works with expressive line, brush stroke, and text.

Marybeth Frampton (b. 1985) primarily works in painting and printmaking. Recent imagery has been inspired by her love of music, particularly John Denver and Kenny Rogers, but her compositions are largely abstract. Her work revolves around mark, with shape and form created through amorphous clusters of small marks, text, and line. In the past year she has embraced large-scale abstract paintings, creating a series of bold canvases reminscent of Helen Frankenthaler’s early work.

Frampton works out of the studio at CCW Main Line in Wynnewood. Her work is currently featured by Accesso Properties in Berwyn, and in 2021 she was comissioned to create album art for Philadelphia-based band Honey Radar.

All work available for purchase, framed or unframed. Contact ccwexhibitions@gmail.com for additional information.