Wednesday, May 2, 2012

The Painter's Palette

Seniors are doing many exciting things and we enjoy featuring their impresssive accomplishments on our blog. We have several painters who have kindly allowed us to feature work here.



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I first saw one of these fascinating paintings on a computer screen at the junior college where I used to 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." The image you see below was painted when she was in Greece. She went to a pottery workshop taught by the man you see in the image below.



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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, homemaking and motherhood created a lengthy lapse in her career as an artist. She decided to return to her art and started taking classes again at Brookhaven College and most recently at Richland College in Dallas, Texas where she had an exhibit in their Brazos Art Gallery.

I told her that I would love to share one of her images on our Computersavvyseniors blog, and she generously agreed. 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:

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A base player on one of Prague's streets:



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Prague fisherman:


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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

4 comments:

Rita said...

Betty is a special lady and God gave her a special talent; the faces are so realistic. You can feel her heart and soul are in her work. Thank you for sharing this with us Mimi...and thank you for reading and your comments on my blog.
Rita

Anonymous said...

I've always enjoyed Betty's work. I"m looking forward to seeing more. Frank

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