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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."

 

At Work on The Innocents by Betty Pieper

 

The Innocents by Betty Pieper

 

Cadmium and Green by Betty Pieper

 

Pond Near Fourth Lake by Betty Pieper

 

Hillside in Winter by Betty Pieper

 

Red Rocks and Railroad Trestle by Betty Pieper

 

Landscape 2018 by Betty Pieper

 

Winter Landscape by Betty Pieper

 

Fields in Snow by Betty Pieper

 

Buildings on a Bay by Betty Pieper

 

Red Field Landscape by Betty Pieper

 

Summer Isle by Betty Pieper

 

MarkMaking Tracks and Turns by Betty Pieper

 

Lakeside by Betty Pieper

 

Farmhouse Down My Road in Spring by Betty Pieper

 

Blue Square by Betty Pieper

 

Across the Street from My Window Sill by Betty Pieper

 

Home on the Range by Betty Pieper

 

Red Field and Green Trees by Betty Pieper

 

Nude with Nose in Book by Betty Pieper

 

Newborn by Betty Pieper

 

Beach Path at Night by Betty Pieper

 

Irises en Mass by Betty Pieper

 

Abstract Flowers by Betty Pieper

 

Adirondack Spring by Betty Pieper

 

Softlit Forest by Betty Pieper

 

Morning on the Point by Betty Pieper

 

Spring Coming by Betty Pieper

 

Campus by Betty Pieper

 

Near Cooperstown by Betty Pieper

 

The Empty Blue Canvas Chair by Betty Pieper

 

The Elements by Betty Pieper

 

Secret Garden by Betty Pieper

 

The Hills Are Alive by Betty Pieper

 

Summer Coming Down Final Version by Betty Pieper

 

Green Horse Pasture by Betty Pieper

 

Tree Imagery by Betty Pieper

 

Fire and Ice by Betty Pieper

 

Fantasy Forest by Betty Pieper

 

Never Dark in the Forest by Betty Pieper

 

Flowering by Betty Pieper

 

Still Life of Red Flowers in Yellow Jug by Betty Pieper

 

Floral Fiesta with Hola by Betty Pieper

 

Goldfish Wants to Get Out of Here by Betty Pieper

 

Our Own Owl by Betty Pieper

 

Pelicans Up Close and Personal by Betty Pieper

 

Watchful American Icon by Betty Pieper

 

Gossip Between Birds by Betty Pieper