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Artist Betsy Johnson Welty


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For Betsy Johnson Welty, the act of creating art is a process of continued discovery that brings with it challenges, surprises, obstacles, insight and epiphanies. Each new painting presents a new set of adventures and a quest for interpreting the world around us in a unique way.
  
“When considering a painting subject, I take into account the composition design, light pattern, color and mood of the subject. If those elements are strong, I move forward with the painting. I am attracted to graphic patterns created by the light and shadow in any situation and I push the contrast and color to enhance the visual impact of each painting.” 




Welty attended Occidental College and majored in fine art.  She then embarked on a career in graphic design.  After transitioning away from design, she continued her painting studies in Kevin Weckbach's master class, and also with Mark Daily, SusieHyer and Jordan Wolfson.

 
Betsy's work can be seen at Cherry Creek Art Gallery and Framed Image Gallery in Denver, and has appeared in many national juried exhibitions.
 
 
AFFILIATIONS
AIS          American Impressionist Society, Inc., Associate
PAAC      Plein Air Artists Colorado
WAOW    Women Artists of the West, Associate
 
ONE WOMAN SHOWS
2017  Lovely as a Tree - Landscape Paintings by Betsy Johnson Welty, Dos Chappell Bathhouse, Denver, CO
 
SELECTED JURIED GROUP SHOWS
2021   Cherry Creek Art Gallery Fall Invitational, B-Spot, RiNo District
2021   Central City Plein Air Festival, Central City, CO
2021   The 144 Benefit Exhibition and Sale, Parker Artists Guild, PACE Center
2020   PAAC National Juried Show, Wilder Nightengale Fine Art, Taos, New Mexico
2020   73rd Annual Gilpin County Arts Assoc. National Juried Show, Central City, CO,
            First Place Award, Painting (2D)
2020   Georgetown Plein Air, Georgetown, CO
2019   Best of Show Invitational, Lone Tree Arts Center, Lone Tree CO
2019   2019 Women Artists of the West National Show, [...]

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