Betsy began drawing and painting at the age of 5. She attended art classes at the Rochester Museum of Art, and studied Art History and Studio Art at Colby College. She has been featured at Strawberry Banke, The New England Center, Cafe Brioche, and the League of NH Craftsmen. She is a member of the Durham Art Association, and has watercolors in private collections from Maine to California. In 1999, my commissioned work, "Stephanie and Pigs," was selected to be in the First Families Calendar for the year 2000.
"I enjoy painting still life, as well as New England scenes and house portraits. I believe mood and rhythm are important influences in my art and in all our lives. Color is what brings these feelings into our consciousness; it is the painter's power of expression. I seek to use color and light to make my paintings vibrant and to literally dance. Through this process, ordinary objects enter the realm of the extraordinary. In my artistic expression, I hope to share the incredible beauty in the natural world, as well as in the many-faceted objects we use in everday living. If I can inspire at least one person to look at something differently, then I will have succeeded in my goal as an artist." -Elizabeth S. Palmer (Betsy)