My friend Betsy Edwards called — well actually, she Facebooked (is that a new verb???) me about taking photographs of her artwork to update her website. I hadn’t seen her in a while so I thought that this would be a great time to catch up and see her collection of art. What I love most about Betsy’s artwork is that it makes me smile! She uses bright, bold, beautiful colors that evoke warmth, energy — and sheer happiness (just like Betsy)!
While photographing her artwork, I was able to get the 411 on how she developed this wonderful talent. Betsy’s love of painting started when she was very young as she painted alongside her mother (also a very talented artist). The journey can probably best be told in her own words:
“As years passed, I painted a little here and there but never became devoted to painting like my mother. I always thought I would some day “when I had time”. As my mother developed Alzheimer’s, painting together became a way of helping her stay connected to the present. After she lost the battle to Alzheimer’s, I immediately enrolled in an art class at Midwestern State University as a tribute to her life and to keep her memory alive in my mind. A passion began to ignite in me. That first art class was like the spark that turned into a wildfire.”
Let me guess — you’re smiling right? I knew it! Betsy’s work is happiness on canvas! Please visit her site — better yet — hang some sunshine on your walls!