Behind the Scenes With Artist Betsy Marsch
I am always so impressed with artists. Their natural ability to capture such detail and color in their masterpieces is an incredible talent. And Betsy Marsch has this talent. She studied art but considered being an astrophysicist as well, so she's clearly a talented genius. Her other interests include science, math and philosophy, which she often incorporates into her work. I sat down with her recently to have her share some of her pieces and I was very inspired.
The piece above Betsy in the photo to the left, "Discovery," is a large scale painting that was custom made for a client using copper reaction painting techniques. The colors, texture, etc. were carefully designed to suit the client’s specifications and this collaboration created a gorgeous abstract statement piece. Across the surface are complex crystalline structures created by reacting copper with various materials.
A detailed shot of these crystals can be seen in the photo above. Isn't that mind-blowing?
One of the pieces I got to see up close and personal was "Peacock in Turquoise." Betsy used a peacock feather and mixed media on copper to create this semi-abstract painting, which was lacquered, mounted on a cradled board, and framed in black with copper veining and accents.
Betsy also does incredible paintings of people and pets, including miniature versions in her "minuscule" collection.
Learn more about Betsy, her art and where you can find her works via the interview below.
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