Born in Texas in 1954, Beth moved to Andros Island, The Bahamas in 1978 to work as a fabric designer for a small local resort wear company.
During her twenty-four years in the Bahamas, Beth met her husband, marine biologist Tim Turnbull, built a home overlooking the ocean, and started a family. Always passionate about art and lacking access to any educational institutions, she studied on her own, producing a series of still life pastel paintings utilizing objects unique to the Bahamas. In 2000, she was awarded a solo exhibition at the gallery in the Bahamian National Central Bank.
The Turnbull family relocated to Long Island in 2003. In 2008, Beth began for the first time, formal studies in classical art at LIAFA under the instruction of Robert Armetta. She participated in the full time Atelier Program until 2013 and continues to take classes. She has exhibited at the LIAFA Gallery and Hersch Fine Art in group shows, and her first solo exhibition is coming up in Fall 2014.