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Artist Betsy Walton Finds the Sublime in the Mundane

By: Marissa Liu - Published:   Updated: Jul 11 2011 • References: morningcraft and booooooom
Residing in Portland, Oregon, artist Betsy Walton often works with acrylic gouache on panel to create artwork that explores what she calls "the tension and balance between the mysterious nature of our existence and the objects and environments we find in everyday life."

Betsy Walton is influenced by American folk art, geometric abstraction and contemporary painters and illustrators. Unlike many artists she rarely sketches preliminary drawings preferring to work spontaneously.

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