Featured AAC Artist Series: Betty Pethel

The Arts Council Virtual Art Gallery Series Featuring AAC Artist: Betty Pethel

Betty’s study of art includes years at the University of Arizona, the Anne Arundel Community College, subjects at Maryland Hall and St. John’s, and always in-depth self-study.

It will be observed that Betty’s art includes many eclectic subjects and different styles. Additionally, her paintings seek to engage the viewer in revealing a certain poignancy of “a happening in time”. The art may be capturing a dynamic movement in Nature or a fragile stillness of a subject or interaction that at any moment may erupt into the unexpected. Her paintings seek to invite the viewers to observe unfolding dramas or little vignettes of characters found in the paintings and to explore more deeply “the who are they”? And, so often, she invites the viewer to come, to step into the painting and to be “a part.”

Scroll down to see a few selected pieces of Betty’s work along with the details for each piece. 

(From Left to Right)

The Gathering
Oil on Canvas
Framed: 43” x 31″(Canvas: 36” x 24″)

In Line  (**This piece will be on display at Maryland Hall this summer. To view it and more paintings from the exhibit “Umbrella, It’s Many Ways” visit Maryland Hall’s upcoming exhibit page.**)
Oil on Gessobord
Framed: 29-1/2” x 41-1/2” (Canvas: 24” x 36”)

Oil on Canvas
Framed: 31” x 34″ (Canvas: 24” x 30″)

Bowl on Table (featured in the Arts Council BWI exhibit “All Things in Small & Big)
Oil on Canvas
25″ x 21″

Path (featured in the Arts Council What’s Up? Media exhibit “Bright Colors of Spring”)
Oil on Wood
54″ x 29″

Field of Gold (featured in the Arts Council AAMC exhibit “Wonders of Nature”)
Oil on Canvas
35″ x 29″


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