Artist Spotlight: Betty Carr
This week's Artist Spotlight features an accomplished painter from Arizona.
Read on to learn more about American artist Betty Carr and her vibrant paintings.
As a professional artist throughout her distinguished career, she has traveled extensively, gathering inspirational subject matter through her plein air painting experiences. Carr is the author of acclaimed instructional book, Seeing the Light: An Artist’s Guide, and her work has been featured in numerous books including Creative Composition & Design; The Painter’s Workshop; Splash 5; and Painter’s Quick Reference books: Flowers; Landscapes; and, Flower Pocket Pal. Her work is featured in the recent book, Sedona’s Best Artists.
Betty Carr received her Masters in Fine Art from San Jose State University and has taught painting and sculpture for many years. She has most recently been selected as a Master Artist in the American Impressionist Society (AISM signature).
Italian Retreat in Abbazia de San Fruitoso
Her painting, Autumn Vineyards, won the prestigious award at the Sedona Plein Air Festival, as winning label for Alcantara Vineyard’s new Spring blend wine label. She has been featured in Southwest Art, Art of the West, Workshop Magazine-American Artist, Watercolor Magazine, American Artist, International Artist and Art Talk, and was also the cover artist for Southwest Art magazine, June issue 2010.
Carr is a signature member of Knickerbocker Society of Artists and Arizona Plein Air Painters. Her painting Morning at Jerome will be the cover of a new book on Arizona and Arizona artists where she and her husband Howard’s work will appear. She has received numerous juried awards, as well as, exhibited in major exhibitions and galleries throughout the country, along with being the juror in many fine art exhibitions.
Her vibrant paintings transport the viewer to a tranquil harbor, a brilliant fireworks show, or a bustling street. Throughout all her work, there are beautiful color combinations that are pleasing to the eye.