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Welcome! My name is Betsy Barry

My creative journey has had me exploring various mediums, including watercolor, acrylic and fiber art. Although they all have their merits, my heart ultimately gravitated towards COLORED PENCIL and GRAPHITE. This is where my heart remains and how I choose to focus on capturing the very essence of my subject matter.

My approach involves rendering subjects from life, often on location. This hands-on methodology allows me to intimately connect with my botanical and natural subjects, resulting in artworks that capture the essence of the living world. 

Notably, I hold the designation of SBA Fellow from the Society of Botanical Artists, UK. I teach classes in graphite and colored pencil through the Yale Peabody Museum in New Haven CT as well as at The Lyme Art Association in my hometown of Old Lyme. I also offer private instruction on-line and in person.

Beyond the drawing board, my artistic vision extends into products for the home.

I created a line of products designed to bring the beauty of nature into daily life. From tea towels and notecards to napkins and stationery, each piece reflects my dedication to infusing our living spaces with beautiful things. I love to partner with boutique gift shops to offer these products.

In a world where technology often distances us from the living, growing things around us, I strive to have my art call viewers to pause, appreciate, and reconnect with the natural beauty that surrounds us every day. 

Please enjoy my website and feel free to reach out if you would like to connect! 

Betsy

OFFERING custom illustrations

Wedding services - Bespoke Bouquets TM,

commissions, collaborations, wholesale

and special projects

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