Artist Statement

The artistic process begins for me when I notice something that touches me with its beauty or uniqueness or even quirkiness.  If I’m lucky, I can capture the moment in photos and then create a drawing that allows me to continue enjoying it and to share it with others. Often I am attracted to people in a particular setting whose body language suggests a narrative but the stillness of a natural setting or the drama of the sky might also speak to me. I work almost exclusively now in colored pencil on textured paper and pastel board.

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Betty's works have been juried into shows around the U.S., including Colored Pencil Society International Exhibitions in Texas, California and Tennessee, the Dunedin Fine Art Center (FL), Fredericksburg Center for the Creative Arts (VA), Strathmore Arts Center (MD), Arlington Arts Center (VA) and many shows at the Art League Gallery in the Torpedo Factory Arts Center (VA). If you are interested in purchasing any of her art, please contact her to inquire about availability and pricing.