BETSY WALTON

Portland, OR

Past Exhibitions           Biography          CV          Statement         Recent Press

Betsy Walton is a contemporary artist based in Portland, Oregon. She paints vivid habitats with richly layered textures and fine details, using Holbein Acryla, a hybrid acrylic and gouache paint that provides highly saturated colors with a matte finish. Walton’s imagery is inspired by microscopic natural phenomena, like the cellular structure of plants or molecules, motherhood, the weather, mindfulness practice, and printmaking techniques.

RECENT EXHIBITION

BIOMES

Betsy Walton

September 2 – September 30, 2021

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NEUROPLASTICITY

30 X 40″ acrylic gouache on panel
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RIVER ROCKS

16 X 20″ acrylic gouache on panel
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FEATURED WORKS FROM PAST EXHIBITIONS

FISSURE

30 x 40acrylic and gouache on canvas

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The artist paints using both abstract and narrative elements as a method for describing a deeper layer of experience than might be possible with a photorealistic painting or a completely abstract painting.

She enjoys pairing contrasting visual elements together, for example, washy textures with sharp-edged geometric shapes. Neutral colors with saturated color and highly refined more realistic representations against simple forms that are suggested, stylized, or planes of flat color. 

TRYING TO TEND TO A TINY SPROUT

30 x 30acrylic and gouache on panel
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30 x 30acrylic on panel
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PRESS

Betsy Walton was born in 1978 in Lawrence, Kansas. She has lived in Portland, Oregon for the past 16 years, and cites the Pacific Northwest as a primary catalyst for her current work. Walton’s work has been shown in several US cities and internationally including the U.K. and Australia, and her paintings and drawings have been featured in books and magazines published by die Gestalten, Princeton Architectural Press, and Chronicle Books, among others. Betsy has created surface designs and illustrations for Target, Urban Outfitters, Poketo, and Keds.

PAST EXHIBITION

PSYCHIC

LANDSCAPES

new works by Betsy Walton

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ART FAIR

SEATTLE ART FAIR

2019

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PAST EXHIBITION

SMALL WORKS

December, 2019

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