Well-known artist and teacher Betty Carr is the focus of the October issue of Sedona Monthly's Open Portfolio as they interview this energetic painter working not only in Arizona's Verde Valley but also traveling the U.S. and Europe in search of unique moments where she sees the effects of what she calls "striking light" on a potential subject to paint. The article covers Betty Carr's long-time career as an artist and features several of her recent works by this award-winning master painter in the American Impressionist Society. From her beginnings as a sculptor, to teaching, to being a celebrated plein air artist, Betty Carr brings a "painterly understanding of capturing luminosity" by "understanding where the light is coming from." Also, understanding the shape of the image that is being captured and translating that visual into a certain size canvas, she prioritizes such important elements as hue, intensity, and value, while also creating a bounty of flow in her energetic movements of paint, that seem to come naturally for this athletic artist. Betty Carr, an honored member of various arts organizations, is represented by Mountain Trails Gallery in Sedona where paintings of fly fishing, the gardens at Tlaquepaque Arts & Crafts Village, and the flowing waters at Cathedral Rock are vibrant works in oil by an artist who will certainly leave a legacy of positivity, fun, and inspiration to all who know her and those who see her work.
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Fall River Runoff by Betty Carr, 8 x 10 oil available at Mountain Trails Gallery Sedona