Saturday, September 1, 2012
En Plein Air" by Betty Martin Loud Opens in Art Gallery
Always a lover of the outdoors and the beauty of nature, painting “en plein air” provides a creative energy and excitement for her paintings. The changing light, color and values are a great teacher.
In addition to painting on location, she paints in her studio. Inspiration comes from extensive travel. Her favorite places include the southeast, California, Washington, Alaska, Arizona, Spain, Greece, Italy, Germany and Thailand. She finds beauty watching a sunrise or sunset, in a field, by a river or ocean and in the woods or desert. She paints mostly in oil and also enjoys working in pastel.
She has taken classes or workshops with oil painters Bill Davidson, Ann Templeton, Debra Nadelhoffer and Philip Carpenter and pastel instruction from Marsha Savage, Duane Wakeman and Fred Somers, among others.
Betty has a studio at Kudzu Art Zone in Norcross and is also a member of the Atlanta Artists Center, Dunwoody Fine Art Association, and Southeastern Pastel Society.