KING, Betty

Printmaker. Painter. Mixed media

Betty was born in Auckland. New Zealand. She studied for two years at the prestigious Elam Art School, now part of the Auckland University.

For the last 30 years she travelled to Australia, appreciating its warmth, colour vibrance and diversity. As an expressionist painter Betty’s desire is to convey in her work, the people and their lifestyles whether in the city or the outback.

Now an Australian citizen her work is exhibited in galleries in Australia and in Auckland New Zealand, she is also a working member of the R.Q.A.S. Betty lives and works in Nerang Hinterland on the Gold Coast near the Nerang River. Working in most mediums, watercolour, mixed media or Acrylics.

She has her own press in her studio and has made many plates, monoprints, and paintings over the years. She has sold works to people nationwide in Australia and overseas.

She would like to think those who collect her paintings and prints derive the same pleasure from them as she does in painting them.

Betty in October 2000 was part of a group of 28 Artisans who travelled to Japan. A creative ability exchange program, where they exhibited their work, demonstrated, and painted. They homestayed with Japanese hosts.

In 2003 exhibited with the Japanese ( Culture Exchange Group) at the Gold Coast Bond University.

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