My sister’s art show October 14, 2012Posted by Jenny in art.
Tags: acrylics, Anchor House of Artists, collages, Elizabeth Bennett
This weekend I attended the opening of my sister’s art show in Northampton, Mass. Her name is Elizabeth Bennett. You can see her work at the Anchor House of Artists, 518 Pleasant St., from now through the end of the month.
Betsy attended art school back in her late teens but opted to give up her painting for many years, only producing a few collages along the way. This year, she has picked up her paintbrush again, and I feel that the results are remarkable. She has a lot of versatility. Her subjects range from inventive, dreamlike scenes such as the above to beautifully rendered domestic images such as the bedroom below.
She has done quite a few street scenes in Northampton. This yellow house is striking.
Her use of color makes subjects like the row of buildings in this scene a pleasure to look at.
She can take subjects no one else would think of painting.
She has done a couple of scenes along the Connecticut River in a totally different vein. Her use of materials is inventive, and these use a laundry marker in addition to the acrylic paint.
Her show includes a couple of her collages.
Most of her pictures are for sale for very modest prices. Any inquiries can be sent to me at the email address in the column to the right, and I will forward them to her. You can also contact the gallery at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are in the vicinity of Northampton, I hope you will stop by the Anchor House.