Wild and Not So Wild
Featuring the Art of Betty Hendrix
Opening Reception - Friday, September 8, 5:00-7:00
Betty’s exhibit at the Artists League of the Sandhills will hang during the month of September. She has lots of new wildlife and scenic art for her show. Betty’s artwork is painted from her own photography or from life.
“I have been drawing and painting all my life. Since retiring from the corporate scene to Pinehurst 28 years ago, art has become my full time commitment. I truly enjoy watching people, animals, and all of nature around me. I jump at every opportunity to get out and walk or drive among the beauty of our national parks, the neighborhood or beaches. I’m always looking for special light or wonderful graphic shapes which can make for interesting artworks. My studio overlooks a nice local lake called Spring Valley Lake. Drawing and painting give me the chance to “relive” my experiences and visions. Artwork is to me a form of meditation. My works vary from landscape or floral, to animals and birds, figurative and portraits. While not a native, NC is my home! I’ve lived in Moore County longer than I’ve lived anywhere in my life – that is a LONG time. I have now lived in my home in Whispering Pines longer than in any prior home. I do love it here!”
Betty has had her works juried into over 75 National and International Exhibitions around the country and online. In 2010 she was awarded signature status in the Colored Pencil Society of America. She has had several solo exhibitions and two-artist shows in North Carolina. In 2009 she received an Honorable Mention Award from Artist’s Magazine in their national online competition in the Drawing Category. Her main mediums are colored pencil and pastel, but she also enjoys watercolor, ink drawing, and scratchboard. She is an invited member of Miniature Painters, Sculptors & Gravers Society of Washington DC, and a member of the Pastel Society of North Carolina. Betty is a founding member of the Artists League of the Sandhills in Aberdeen NC. She teaches pastel, colored pencil, and ink classes there and workshops at Florence Thomas School of Art in the mountains of NC.