In her mixed-media paintings, Betty Green aims to create a visceral suggestion of land, sea, and sky through painterly abstraction. She carefully applies layers of paint and textural materials on the canvas, arriving at a subtle balance that is both dynamic and vibrant. Green is fascinated by the challenge of playing with color, movement, and emotional content to arrive at the finished creation.
Green's technique involves building up layers of acrylic paint, emulsions, and unusual collaged materials. These materials include found objects such as bubble wrap, scraps of patterned paper, twigs, and metal hardware. Elements are scratched, torn, covered, and partially revealed again as ghost images. This constant interplay ends in a resolution that is rich and harmonious on many levels.
Betty Green's work has been exhibited widely in museums and galleries in California. Green attended Cornell University and received her BFA from UCLA, where she studied painting under the tutelage of renowned artists Richard Diebenkorn and Tony Berlant. Her design background as an Emmy-winning Main Title Designer has had a major influence on her distinctive mixed-media paintings.
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35th National Juried Show, Palm Springs, California, USA, Palm Springs Desert Museum, 2005
Deconstructed Applications, Los Angeles, California, USA, L.A. Muncipal Art Gallery, 2011
LACMA Art Rental Gallery Show, Los Angeles, California USA, Los Angeles County Art Museum, 2006
Insight/Inside L.A. Art, Bel Air, California USA, Jose Drudis-Biada University Gallery, 2009
Beneath the Surface, Calabasas, California, USA, Calabasas City Hall, 2014
Permanent Art Display, St. Josephs Hospital, Santa Monica, California, USA, 2012
Permanent Collection, Childrens Bureau Foundation, Los Angeles, California USA, 2013
Permanent Collection, Simms/Mann Family Clinic, Mar Vista, California, USA, 2014
Permanent Collection, Collins, Collins Muir & Travers, Pasadena, California USA, 2011
Permanent Collection, Irma Colen Center, Mar Vista, California, USA, 2011