830 Belvoir Hills Drive
Chattanooga, TN 37412
Betty graduated with a BA degree in Psychology and Art from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. After retirement, Betty’s need to “create” has become a reality through further painting classes at UTC. She has attended painting seminars and small group sessions, and participated in painting classes at Chattanooga State. Her teacher at Chattanooga State, Mike Holsomback, encouraged her to explore the spontaneity of painting with a palette knife. She likes the freshness she is able to achieve when painting with a palette knife.
Betty enjoys the stimulation of painting in small groups or in her small home studio. Each day she is challenged to strengthen her personal painting style. Art influences on the development of her style include the Impressionists and the Expressionists. She believes that in painting – the essence is more important than the details.
“I enjoy many methods of painting. My desire is to continue to grow in painting with both new and old methods of painting, but my goal is to paint more abstractly. I want the viewer’s mind to bring something to the painting that will fill in the blanks to complete my painting.”
Betty is currently a member of the Civic Arts League, and a couple of book clubs.
Current artwork! by Betty Hamilton.