Betsy Watson Portland
Betsy is a native Kansan who now calls Portland, Oregon home. She left a full time job in October, 2006 to become a painter and illustrator. Since then, she has been painting day and night, answering emails, shipping packages, and meeting fascinating new people at every turn. Betsy’s work explores the tension and balance between the mysterious nature of our existence and the objects and environments we find in everyday life. We can experience the sublime in the same room where we fold the laundry, and perhaps at the same time. Her style is informed by a range of influences including Byzantine icon paintings, American folk art, geometric abstraction, and the work of many contemporary illustrators and painters. Betsy’s illustrations for clients of all shapes and sizes appear on products, in print, and online.