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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."

 

Fall at Slide Rock II by Betty Pieper

 

Contemplation at Slide Rock by Betty Pieper

 

At Freeman's Bridge by Betty Pieper

 

Quiet Time by Betty Pieper

 

Girl on Swing by Betty Pieper

 

Sailing Off Nantucket by Betty Pieper

 

At Laguna Beach by Betty Pieper

 

Boy Climbing Rocks at Seashore by Betty Pieper

 

Boys at the Beach by Betty Pieper

 

Girl with Blue Sock and Red Toe Nails by Betty Pieper

 

Tinker Belle by Betty Pieper

 

Bad Assed Chopper Ride by Betty Pieper

 

Cambridge Countryside by Betty Pieper

 

George Westinghouse in 1855 Something Better to Do by Betty Pieper

 

Marsh Land by Betty Pieper

 

Asleep by Betty Pieper

 

Children and Geese in Central Park 1971 by Betty Pieper

 

Not DeKooning or Duchamp But Vintage Pieper by Betty Pieper

 

Flowers and Leaves by Betty Pieper

 

Fall From My Window by Betty Pieper

 

Red Tulips in a Baker's Dozen by Betty Pieper

 

Close at Heart by Betty Pieper

 

Swimmin' by Betty Pieper

 

Reluctant Flower Girl by Betty Pieper

 

Two Girls Set to Sail with Red Sail by Betty Pieper

 

The Hair Dresser by Betty Pieper

 

The Juandiced Eye of Father and American Fare by Betty Pieper

 

The Red Hot Dress by Betty Pieper

 

Herman's Place by Betty Pieper

 

Lilies of the Field by Betty Pieper

 

Seaside by Betty Pieper

 

Student by Betty Pieper

 

Sunflowers Standing Tall by Betty Pieper

 

Boudoir Stand with Flowers by Betty Pieper

 

Spring Flowers in a Dish by Betty Pieper

 

New England Church by Betty Pieper

 

Herman's Pond by Betty Pieper

 

Farm Pond Anywhere U.S.A. by Betty Pieper

 

Iris Painting Two by Betty Pieper

 

Iris Painting One by Betty Pieper

 

Family Tree by Betty Pieper

 

Children in Commerce 1964 by Betty Pieper

 

The Sky's the Limit with Pegasus and Spirited Girl by Betty Pieper

 

Pegasus at Race Track by Betty Pieper

 

One Step Ahead of the Undertaker in a Johnny Coat by Betty Pieper

 

Abstract in Red and Blue by Betty Pieper

 

Charles Lindbergh and the Spirit of St. Louis at Schenectady by Betty Pieper

 

MY fragile KNEE by Betty Pieper