One only needs to glance at the fresh gardens, rivers, and trees that populate Bets’ artwork to feel the sense of serenity that she seeks to invoke in others. Her inspiration is in the natural scenery right outside our windows, which Bets has been able to bring to life on canvas over and over again throughout her career.
A graduate of the University of Texas at El Paso, Bets Davis attended the Alfred Glassell School of Art and the Lowell Collins School of Art in Houston where she continued to develop and refine her own artistic voice; a blend of realism and impressionistic art. Her work has been showcased in numerous one-woman exhibitions and group showings throughout Houston and Bryan. She is a wife, mother, and grandmother to a family that enthusiastically supports her artistic endeavors, and an artist who seeks to infuse all the joy of her experiences into each and every one of her pieces.
In painting trees, birds, and gardens, Bets celebrates the wonder and beauty of the natural world that surrounds us. With each brush stroke, however, she softens and transforms her subject matter into one that highlights feelings of peace and tranquility, all without sacrificing the organic color of her landscapes. With their dreamlike quality, her images invite the viewer to experience a softer world than ours, one that is empathetic and warm. Today, Bets continues to explore new and innovative approaches to her art, allowing her sense of adventure and playfulness to fuel her self-expression.
“The secret of art and the secret of joy and fun are the same. The more you make, the more you have, and the more you receive. Now you know. That’s the secret! Pass it on!” — Bets
We here at the SEAD Gallery are honored to be hosting Bets Davis and her new exhibit, Nature’s Beauty, which will be on display until the 11th of August. Join us for the opening reception on July 19, 2018, from 6:30 to 8:30 pm for an evening of wine, hors-d’oeuvres, and an opportunity to converse with the artist herself. Throughout the event, attendees can purchase raffle tickets for the chance to win a framed piece from the exhibit. All of the ticket proceeds will go to benefit Still Creek Ranch, a local organization with the mission to rescue boys and girls in crisis situations and provide a safe, loving, and Christ-centered home environment in which they can heal, grow, and become empowered. Still Creek’s headmaster James Inmon will be in attendance and able to provide more information about the work Still Creek Ranch is doing.
We invite you to join us in supporting local artists through this community event, as we offer Bets a heartfelt welcome. For more information, click here.