The show opens on Saturday, October 31st with the reception being held at Silke’s Old World Breads from 6:30pm till 8:00 pm. The reception is free and open to the public, and refreshments are provided. Betty’s art will remain on display throughout the months of October and November.
Painting is a passion that Betty has has enjoyed all her life.
“I paint to express and record my feelings about places (usually historic) that I have visited throughout my travels. I try to express a passion for beauty in my landscapes. The rugged, gnarled tree is especially compelling in its form and shape. I love the intricate patterns formed by the bark on various species of trees. Different textures in landscapes are beautiful–an old bridge with weather-worn planks–huge cracked boulders with vegetation growing out of the cracks–weeds (or wildflowers growing in a ditch beside the road. I record, through painting, how it feels to view these things. I believe art is the emotional expression of the artist’s soul, his or her life experiences taking form via the media of the artist’s choice.
Betty is a member of the Hopkinsville Art Guild; The Chestnut Group (Plein Air Painters); the Downtown Artists’ Co-op in Clarksville, Tennessee; the Paducah Area Painters’ Alliance in Paducah, Kentucky; and the Portrait Society of America.