ARTIST STATEMENT & BIO

BETSY MILLER  EXPRESSIONIST ART

ARTIST STATEMENT:

Originally from Montreal, after working for some time in the banking industry, Betsy decided to pursue her life-long passion  for design and colour. Following completion of the Fine Arts Certificate program in 2010 at Sheridan College in Oakville, Ontario, she began to develop her unique expressionistic painting style. Based in her Cobourg studio since 2011, she specializes in highly original textured work in acrylic on canvas and wood. Using a limited but vibrant colour palette, paint is mixed and applied  on the canvas using large palette knives, allowing the piece to take form via a variety of  scraping and reapplying techniques. No plan is made or reference is used. Betsy’s work continues to evolve in exciting new directions.

SOLO SHOWS:

Premier Dance Academy,Cobourg,Ontario 2012,2014
Starlight Restaurant,Cobourg,Ontario 2013
Campbellford Library,Campbellford,Ontario 2014
Harden and Huyse,Cobourg,Ontario 2014
Capers, Campbellford, Ontario 2017
Pitchers Place,Rice Lake,Ontario 2017
The Church,Colborne,Ontario,2018

 

JURIED SHOWS:

Art Gallery of Northumberland,Cobourg,On. 2013,2016
Ganaraska Art and Framing,Port Hope,On. 2013,2014,2016
Maple Syrup Festival,Warkworth,On. 2013,2014,2015,2017
Colborne Art Gallery,Colborne,On. 2013,2016
Oshawa Art Association Annual Juried Show,Oshawa,On. 2014,2015,2017
Visual Arts Centre, Clarington,On. 2014,2015
Station Gallery,Whitby, On .2015 “Other World” show
Galleria DeMarchi, Bologna,Italy 2014
International Group Show “Illusions of Reality” Nov 29 to Dec 11,2014 Gallerie Avenue D’Art, Montreal,Quebec  “Spring Fling “Apr 13 to May 30 2015, and “Brush-Off Competition”, Sept. 17 to Oct,2015
Station Gallery, “One” Show

 AWARDS:

Won VINTAGE FILM FESTIVAL,Port Hope,  poster competition for 2016

Won “Best  Imaginative Abstract Painting” for  “Sake”in annual open juried show by OAA, held at The Robert McLaughlin Gallery,Oshawa. Sept 11-30,2014

DONATIONS of Artwork :

Rotary,Cobourg,On 2013,2014,2015,2016,2017
NHH Gala,Cobourg,On 2013,2017
Vintage Film Festival,Cobourg,Port Hope,On 2014,2015,2016,2017
St.Michael ‘s School,Cobourg,On 2014
Northumberland Child Development Centre,Port Hope,On 2014
Cornerstone,Cobourg,On 2014,2017
Takepart, Branksome,Toronto 2015,2016
Art Gallery of Northumberland Gala,On 2017
Longest Lunch,Cobourg,On 2016
Children’s Foundation,Cobourg,On. 2017
Station Gallery,Whitby,On “Drawing for Art” 2015,2017

Special Event

Fundraiser for Northumberland Hills Hospital, August 2017
$3,000 raised and donated as a result of percentage of art sales

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