Contact Betty Dean
While completing my Bachelor of Education at the University of Alberta, I majored in fine arts and loved the time spent in the studio. After many years focusing on my career, I have returned to painting and print making.
My work is influenced by the Group of Seven, particularly the landscapes of Varley , by Tom Thomson, Emily Carr and Walter Phillips, Georgia O’Keeffe, and countless local artists. I have always loved the Impressionists, particularly Monet and Cezanne, and the remarkable ways light permeates their work. I have studied at the Banff Centre, with several local artists, with Linda Kemp (Ontario, Canada) and Karlyn Holman (Washburn, Wisconsin), and am a member of the Edmonton Art Club.
I have recently returned from a two week mentored residency with Suzanne Northcott, and appreciated the opportunites provided by that experience to further develop my passion. I have always been awed by the beauty of nature, and have been absorbed by the challenges of capturing that beauty in water color, acrylic or mixed media.