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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."

 

Run River Run Over Rocks in the Sun by Betty Pieper

 

Girl Bathing in River Rapids by Betty Pieper

 

At Wintergreen Park Canajoharie 1957 by Betty Pieper

 

At Wintergreen Park Canajoharie by Betty Pieper

 

Girl Sitting on Rock by Water Falls by Betty Pieper

 

Fighting to Sail by Betty Pieper

 

Sailing the Wildflower by Betty Pieper

 

Sailboats with Red and Yellow Sails by Betty Pieper

 

House on the Point by Betty Pieper

 

Breakwater on the Great Sacandaga by Betty Pieper

 

Green Jug with Round Flowers by Betty Pieper

 

Stringed Instrument on Table by Betty Pieper

 

Our Town by Betty Pieper

 

Abstract Island Night and Day by Betty Pieper

 

Red Rocks and Railroad Trestle by Betty Pieper

 

Our Own Mad Blue Bird by Betty Pieper

 

Girl Howling at the Moon and Rising Tides by Betty Pieper

 

Dare to Be Bare in a Big Green Chair by Betty Pieper

 

Armageddon or Twilight Coming by Betty Pieper

 

Purple and Blue Abstract by Betty Pieper

 

Colorful Abstraction by Betty Pieper

 

Modern Art with Yellow Black Red and Fanciful Clouds by Betty Pieper

 

Pink Chair and Pink Plum by Betty Pieper

 

Cezanne Potting Stand by Betty Pieper

 

Railroad and Canal 1840 by Betty Pieper

 

Old Western Gateway Bridge Schenectady to Scotia by Betty Pieper

 

Down My Road by Betty Pieper

 

Farmhouse in Winter by Betty Pieper

 

Farm House Cut Off of Route 5 by Betty Pieper

 

Abstract Landscape by Betty Pieper

 

Backside of Schenectady Stockade in February by Betty Pieper

 

Alone by Betty Pieper

 

Nude with Fan in Foyer by Betty Pieper

 

Home to the Softer Side of City by Betty Pieper

 

Southwest Sunset and Rail Trestle in a Nod to Thomas Kinkade by Betty Pieper

 

Jacquie and Jon by Betty Pieper

 

Southwest Sun Rise and Rail Road Trestle by Betty Pieper

 

Nuns in the Moonlight by Betty Pieper

 

The Gardener by Betty Pieper

 

The House that Jack Built in the woods by the water by Betty Pieper

 

Country Side with Concrete Bridge by Betty Pieper

 

Almost Abstract Painting by Betty Pieper

 

Adirondacks by Betty Pieper

 

Mill Pond in Summer by Betty Pieper

 

Blue Canvas Chair by Betty Pieper

 

Hibiscus with an Orange and Sails for Breakfast by Betty Pieper

 

Not Your Grandma's Clothes Line by Betty Pieper

 

Beach in August by Betty Pieper