Betty Carr

Bio

Betty Carr was born and raised in Santa Cruz, California and developed a love of art from visiting museums.  In 1980, she married landscape painter, Howard Carr, and they have devoted their lives to painting. Betty and her artist husband, Howard Carr, travel several months of each year, from Oregon to South Carolina in a specially equipped mobile home. In numerous locations, they teach artist workshops. She advises her students to draw continually because "drawing is critical to good painting." 

From the time she was a young girl, Carr has been represented by galleries. She has been featured in numerous publications including Art of the West, Southwest Art, American Artist, Art Talk, American Artist and Vitality magazines. She is extremely proud of her acceptance into the exclusive Knickerbocker Association of New York City. 

Energetic, brightly colored still lifes are the signature work of this artist who is known for her skillful use of light, color and shadow in her floral paintings. On the influence of light on her watercolors, she writes - "What catches my eye is the effect light has on form in unique situations whether fleeting, spilling over, striking, etc. I challenge myself in capturing its dramatic and/or subtle effects. The spontaneous qualities lends itself perfectly to my impressionistic style of painting. I strive for confident enthusiastic brushwork, the maximizing of color's value and intensity range and a fresh painterly approach, the result appearing effortless." 

Betty Carr is emerging as one of the foremost  painters of the southwest. Her use of color, light and shade accentuate her subject matter while showing her love of nature and its forms. 



Accolades

  • Collected both privately and corporately, as well as being accepted in numerous juried exhibitions
  • Member of the exclusive Knickerbocker Association of New York City
  • Featured in Art of the West, Southwest Art, American Artist, Art Talk, American Artist and Vitality Magazine

Artwork

Approaching Storm
Wagon Beauty
River in Autumn
New Mexico High Village
Courtyard Fountain
Snow Shadows
Peaceful Setting
Fishing in the Fall
Aspen and Snow
Summer in the High Country
Italian Inlet
Garden Entrance
Fiesta Stroll
Eloquent Bouquet
Cosmos with Apricots
Hacienda With a View
High Vista Vineyard
Distant Vista
A Place in the Sun
Mountain Lake Retreat
Morning Hollyhocks
Mission Stroll
Daybreak at Moraine Lake
Courtyard
Golden Morning SOLD
High Road to Taos SOLD
Along the Old Trail SOLD
Vineyards in the Fall SOLD
Courtyard in Bloom SOLD
Santa Fe Hideaway SOLD
River Passage SOLD