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Betty Pieper

BettyPieper,Artist

Scotia, , NY

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Betty Pieper received her first set of oils at the age of ten and has been painting ever since. Her work has been selected by prominent jurors for prestigious regional and national exhibitions and is owned by people throughout the country. Before the age of five, Betty had lived on Dean Street in Brooklyn, on Forsythe Street in Manhattan, on an estate in Westchester county, and with her grandparents in rural New York. She watched her father build their house nearby only to sell it and announce a move to California. In San Bernardino she lived in a trailer park and later in a rural farmhouse without running water, then in an historic mansion with an Indian cellar. How did this itinerant childhood influence her art?

"I learned to expect the unexpected...going to sleep in a car in the darkness of the mountains and waking up to endless desert. Or, seeing the glitter and glow of Las Vegas from the rear window at night and then waking to a sunrise ahead lighting a boulevard of palm trees in California. I had never seen a palm tree before! And how many children can draw and color all day at school? I was allowed to do so because the teacher and the migrant kids spoke only Spanish and I had not a clue. In Canajoharie, I went to the library every day after school. Who knew that the paintings I scrutinized every time I looked up from my homework were original Winslow Homers and other world class art from the Arkell collection?

Later, in Schenectady, my passion for painting ignited from watching the late Salvatore Cascio paint. His way of seeing, his facile rendering of water colors, his innovation astounded me. That he thought I could be another Georgia O'Keefe (I didn't know the name!) didn't hurt either. Yet, I found this well known, talented mentor because he was art director for General Electric Company in Schenectady - yet another move. The past is parent to the present in creative work."

Realizing that my art is intensely personal and autobiographical, I created a series of small works titled, "It's My Life". My search for roots and stability is further expressed in "Six Generations of Women" - life size painted figures from my great grandmother through my granddaughter. For many years now I have lived in the town where my father built our first house and just over the ridge from where my great grandparents settled over a century ago."

 

Street from My Window by Betty Pieper

 

My Mohawk by Betty Pieper

 

Reflections on Sails and Canvas by Betty Pieper

 

Sails off the Cape by Betty Pieper

 

Sails off Sand Island by Betty Pieper

 

Ancestral Woodlands in the Moonlight by Betty Pieper

 

Neighbor's Woods by Betty Pieper

 

Lone Maple Dying by Betty Pieper

 

Dead and Lonely by Betty Pieper

 

Cat Friends Watching the World Go By by Betty Pieper

 

Karma Cat by Betty Pieper

 

Cat and Bird by Betty Pieper

 

Frilly Pink Flower of Iris Ilk by Betty Pieper

 

Purple Flower by Betty Pieper

 

Red Tulip Up Close and Personal with Yellow Stamen by Betty Pieper

 

Orange Lily with Pussy Willows by Betty Pieper

 

Shack on the Bay by Betty Pieper

 

Ruins in Shades of Gray by Betty Pieper

 

Two Pelicans Up Close and Personal by Betty Pieper

 

Echo of My Fantasy Boat by Betty Pieper

 

Memory Chip in My Mind by Betty Pieper

 

Abstract with Detail by Betty Pieper

 

Visions of bridges and cities from the shadows of my mind by Betty Pieper

 

Stand of Trees in Distance by Betty Pieper

 

Fairway in Early Spring by Betty Pieper

 

The Clearing by Betty Pieper

 

My Maple Tree Alive and Dead by Betty Pieper

 

Boat on Shore Line with Trees on Land by Betty Pieper

 

Neighbor's Woods by Betty Pieper

 

Summer is Too Short at the Lake by Betty Pieper

 

Lake Landscape by Betty Pieper

 

Still Life in Lavender and Blue by Betty Pieper

 

Farmhouse in Spring Again by Betty Pieper

 

Blue Fog Abstract by Betty Pieper

 

Stage Door by Betty Pieper

 

Eden in-Waiting by Betty Pieper

 

Time Out for de kooning in a Chair in a Corner by Betty Pieper

 

Tenement Kitchen by Betty Pieper

 

Farmhouse Down My Road in Spring by Betty Pieper

 

Farmhouse in Summer2 by Betty Pieper

 

My Kind of City by Betty Pieper

 

Country Village by Betty Pieper

 

White Church and White Trees with Blue and Green by Betty Pieper

 

Cobalt Blue Haven Country Village by Betty Pieper

 

Woman Sitting by Window by Betty Pieper

 

Lamp and Book with Fruit at Hand by Betty Pieper

 

Bavarian Breakfast with Strawberry Milk by Betty Pieper

 

Girl with Cat Close at Foot by Betty Pieper