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.
Honourable Mention EAC Annual Juried Show 2018