Friday, June 10, 2011
feature friday VIII - betsy walton
Betsy Walton's is the kind of art where you go "whoa, where do I start?" because you are overwhelmed by the amount of intricate detail and dense visual information. Yet this overlaying of imagery is so right. It is perplexing and I just can't get enough. Betsy's website houses the entire current collection, so be sure to take a look. For me, her work is reminiscent of one of my all time favourite painters, Frida Kahlo in the sense that they have an earthy, "naive" feel, and a certain element of magic which cannot be learned. In her own words Betsy explains that "her paintings and drawings explore the tension and balance between the mysterious nature of our existence and the objects and environments we find in everyday life." Simply beautiful!