I'm so glad you are here!
Let me introduce myself. My name is Betsy O'Neill and I am an artist from Grand Rapids, Michigan.
My creative process comes from the natural desire to explore and learn from nature. Ever since I was a small child my mother would take me out walking and teach me the names of trees and wildflowers, identify the rocks we'd pick up, and listen to bird calls.
As an artist I spend hours outside translating my response of awe into a love language of paint on canvas. I prefer to paint en plein air (right on site) but I also take my own photographs and paint in my studio.
My work not only evokes strong memories of a favorite place but also a grounding connection to nature and opens a dialog with others about preservation of the beautiful places we share.
My goal as an artist is to create pieces of art that evoke strong memories of a favorite place and also a grounding connection to nature which opens a dialog up with others about preservation of the beautiful places we share.
By investing in reproducing my work as high quality prints I hope to make my work accessible to all budgets so everyone can afford to have happy art in their space.
Please don't hesitate to reach out with any questions!