About the Artist:
Betty McGlamery lives in Marietta, Georgia and works primarily in oils and acrylics. She enjoys plein air painting and has been spending half of her time painting in South Georgia. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Art Education from, Florida State University and has been painting for most of 40 years. She is a member of Gallery 4463 in, Acworth, GA; and is a member of Oil Painters of America.
The study of art, particularly painting, was not an option for Betty until she attended college. It was in art classes that a whole new world opened up to her. Over the years Betty's interest in creating art has narrowed down to primarily painting landscapes and this is due, no doubt, to the continuous challenges it offers. Constantly changing light, atmospheric conditions, and seasonal changes; plus remembering the ground rules of what makes a good painting, are just a few of the challenges Betty encounters on a regular basis in painting landscapes. As Betty sees it, she has the freedom of choice to paint just what she sees and makes her paintings as technically correct as a draftsman’s rendering. In contrast, Betty also paints simply; letting her emotions guide her and expressing with brush and paint what she feels, without constraint or fear of negative opinions or judgment.
Betty's Art Philosphy:
Working primarily in oils, Betty strives to produce between six and eight paintings a month and always attempts to keep the quality as high as she can. Instead of focusing on painting in a detailed and factual manner, Betty aims to emphasize shapes and to reduce each scene to its essential elements by focusing on: color, light, and atmosphere. With every painting, Betty strives to be conscious of the elements of color and to value and to create contrasting relationships of hard and soft edges; warm and cool colors; dark and light values. If a particular scene moves her, it is Betty's utmost goal to communicate this emotion on canvas.
Betty’s Artist Statement:
"The study of art, particularly oil painting has been a life-long pursuit. I am always in a student mode, ever learning something new. I constantly strive to apply the ground rules of composition and to be aware of the constantly changing light, atmospheric conditions and seasonal changes in painting landscapes. I know that perseverance is the absolute essential in being successful as an artist."