The Charleston Artist Guild Gallery is pleased to present Everchanging Tides, featuring the beautiful oil paintings of local artist, Betsy Jones McDonald. Betsy is the featured artist at the CAG Gallery during the month of February. Her exhibit will be on display from February 1 through February 28, 2018.
The exhibit, Everchanging Tides, will include many large format oil paintings of our beautiful marshes, rivers and birds. The paintings capture the beauty and color of our surroundings from the artist’s unique perspective. Betsy started drawing and painting as a child and has continued her lifetime pursuit of painting ever since. She studied fine art at Columbus State University in the late 80’s and worked in design and advertising in the early 90’s, furthering her eye for great composition. The love for large-format painting in oils was discovered when she spent a summer painting murals for schools in Columbia, SC. The love for painting our local surroundings was instant.
Betsy paints using only the primary colors (red, yellow and blue), plus white and custom mixes all of the beautiful colors for her paintings. The emphasis is on both color and brushstroke. “I love the colors of the marsh and the way they change with the seasons, light and tides,” she says. “Every time that you look at the marsh, you see something different and I am fascinated by that.” Betsy also teaches oil painting and color mixing through her workshops in Pawleys Island, SC.
Please join us for the opening reception, which is open to the public, on Friday, February 2, 2018, at the Charleston Artist Guild Gallery from 5-8 pm. The gallery, located at 160 East Bay Street, is open daily from 11-6pm. Sales made at the gallery support the nonprofit Guild’s community outreach work. You can find more information about Betsy and her paintings by visiting www.betsymcdonaldart.com and also follow her on instagram at www.instagram.com/betsymcdonaldart.