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).
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.
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” was the cover of a new book on Arizona and Arizona artists where her and her late husband Howard’s work appeared. 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.