Recent Work by Mimi BetzEmail Mimi Betz 301-320-3450
Web site: www.mimibetzpaintings.com
A painting captures a moment, a thing, a place, or a season, which can then be revisited and enjoyed once again. Painting each of these moments is joy and a challenge.
Mimi Betz is a local artist who rediscovered paint several years ago through study at the Yellow Barn Studio. She first developed an interest in painting while attending high school in Paris, France. Upon returning to the Washington, DC area, she began a thirty-nine year career with the federal government. In 2000, as she was preparing to retire from the U.S. Department of Transportation, her family gave her classes at the Yellow Barn Studio as gift so that she might revive the painting talents of her youth.
Mimi is currently studying with Glen Kessler at the Compass Atelier in Rockville, MD and with Gonzalo Ruiz Navarro at the Yellow Barn Studio. She has studied with plein air artists Bethanne Kinsella Cople, Sara Linda Poly and Gavin Brooks through the South Street Art Gallery in Easton, MD. She has taken month long Plein Air Landscape Classes through Montgomery College with Ed Alhstrom.
Her work includes local scenes, flowers, still lifes, and pets. She has had exhibits of her paintings at the New Masters Art Gallery in Rockville, MD; the Pop Corn Gallery and the Yellow Barn Gallery in Glen Echo Park; Brookside Gardens; the Rockville Mayor’s Office; and the Garrett County Art Sale and Wine Festival. Mimi usually displays work at the yearly Glen Echo Park Labor Day Art Show, the Women’s Club of Chevy Chase Art Show (most years held in March), and Montgomery County Plein Air Artists Shows.
Mimi loves to paint en plein air. She may often be found painting at the edge of a field of sunflowers, or along the C&O canal, or painting the Potomac River from the GW Parkway. She often takes her painting paraphernalia on family vacations and spends time painting in such places as La Jolla, California; Lake Wentworth, New Hampshire; Boynton Beach, Florida; or Sedona and the Grand Canyon in Arizona.
New Masters Art Gallery, Rockville, MD
Yellow Barn Studio, Glen Echo, MD
Mid-Atlantic Plein Air Painters Association
Montgomery County Plein Air Artists
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