BettyPieper,Artist

 
 
 

0

0

0

0

0

 
 
Betty Pieper

BettyPieper,Artist

Scotia, , NY

Facebook
Twitter
Google+
StumbleUpon
Pinterest

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."

 

Abstract with Cadmium Red by Betty Pieper

 

Trees and White Farm House by Betty Pieper

 

Rural Mailbox with Letter to City Cousin by Betty Pieper

 

Moon and River by Betty Pieper

 

Moon Over Waterfront Buildings by Betty Pieper

 

abstract sail with Number Fifty by Betty Pieper

 

Power of Black and Light by Betty Pieper

 

Waterfront Renewal Two by Betty Pieper

 

Feathers and Ink Still Life by Betty Pieper

 

Yellow Dahlias and Blue Chair by Betty Pieper

 

Moon and Lagune by Betty Pieper

 

Modern Geranium in Pot on Deck Rail by Betty Pieper

 

Buck Moon 2 by Betty Pieper

 

Into the Woods Abstract by Betty Pieper

 

Goldfish Set to Go Rogue by Betty Pieper

 

Cosmic Reorganization at the Foot of God by Betty Pieper

 

Yellow Moon in a Blue Bucket by Betty Pieper

 

Distraction Abstraction by Betty Pieper

 

Inside and Outside Abstract Expressionism by Betty Pieper

 

Sailing by Betty Pieper

 

Easel Next to Window by Betty Pieper

 

Trees by Betty Pieper

 

Lemon Willow by Betty Pieper

 

Flowers and Vase by Betty Pieper

 

Plants in Potting Shed by Betty Pieper

 

Tall Purple Blooms and Green Foliage by Betty Pieper

 

Cascade of Pink Blossums by Betty Pieper

 

White Tree Abstraction by Betty Pieper

 

Another Crack in My Bridge by Betty Pieper

 

Buck Moon 1 by Betty Pieper

 

Urban Water Front Abstract by Betty Pieper

 

One World by Betty Pieper

 

Smug Bird Gossip by Betty Pieper

 

Watchful American Icon by Betty Pieper

 

Southwest Scene After Gauguin by Betty Pieper

 

Serene Spring of Life at Zion by Betty Pieper

 

Trees and Meadow by Betty Pieper

 

Roots and Rock of Zion by Betty Pieper

 

Cacti with Red Rocks and RR Trestle by Betty Pieper

 

Waterfall in Modern Art by Betty Pieper

 

Susan B. Anthony Teaching in Canajoharie by Betty Pieper

 

West Hill School in Canajoharie New York by Betty Pieper

 

The Last Bell at West Hill School by Betty Pieper

 

Canajoharie Creek near Village by Betty Pieper

 

Sailing by Betty Pieper

 

Land Ho with Sail and Sea and Sky by Betty Pieper

 

Boy with Foot in Falls by Betty Pieper

 

Run River Run Over Rocks in the Sun by Betty Pieper