Friday, March 27, 2009

Our students are doing a lot of exciting things and we're looking forward to featuring their impresssive accomplishments every Saturday in our Star Spotlight.

This week our Saturday Star Spotlight falls on Betty Levy

I first saw one of these fascinating paintings on a computer screen at the junior college where I teach classes to seniors and boomers. As I walked by Betty’s computer, I asked her where she had found the image I saw there and she told me she had painted it!

Betty Levy was born in Argentina and exhibited a very creative nature at an early age. She told me, "I like to paint for the joy of it." And we all benefit from her riveting talent. (When she was in Greece she went to a pottery workshop taught by the man you see in this image.)


As a young person living in the Miami Beach area of Florida she had two notable accomplishments -- wining first place in the Canada Art Show 1984 and winning first place in the same year at a show at the Surfside Recreation Department. While in Miami she was an understudy to a remarkable painter -- Juan Manuel Segovia.

With two sons to bring up, her ambition of creative art was, for a time, placed on hold. Homemaking and motherhood created a little lapse in her career as an artist. She started taking classes again at Brookhaven College and most recently at Richland College in Dallas, Texas. She is currently exhibiting in the Brazos art gallery at Richland College.

I told her that I would love to share one of her images on our Computersavvyseniors blog, and she generously offered the paintings you see below. Betty has traveled extensively and she takes pictures wherever she goes. These pictures inspire her painting. The paintings you see below came from pictures she took in Prague.

Tour guide for Prague trip:


A base player on one of Prague's streets:


Prague fisherman:


Special thanks to Betty Levy for sharing her talent with all of us.

"Hide not your talents, they for use were made. What's a sun-dial in the shade?" ~Benjamin Franklin

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