“Branded by Oregon” Watercolors by Betty Barss

"Branded" Watercolor by Betty Barss

"Branded" Watercolor by Betty Barss

Branded by Oregon
Watercolor paintings by Betty Barss

April’s featured exhibit, “Branded by Oregon” is a reflection in watercolor by Betty Barss. Having lived in Oregon for over 47 years, Betty feels the irresistible influence of the landscapes, the plants and the wildlife on a daily basis.

April 2nd, First Friday, we’ll offer our Covid-19 style reception from 3 -6 pm. Appointments are available at 30 minute intervals. Limit of 6 visitors in the gallery at a time. Stop by or make an appointment to see these magnificent paintings in person. The exhibit will remain on display from April 1st – May 2nd.

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"World of Color" watercolor by Betty Barss

About the Show:

Since childhood my family moved to a new state almost every four years. I never dreamed a state could make me feel like it owned or “branded” me. But Oregon has had an irresistible influence on me for 47 years. The landscapes, animals, plants and birds are wonderful daily inspirations. You can see how Oregon has “branded” me in my watercolors.

Artist Betty:
Betty Barss was born in Dallas, Texas on October 18, 1943. She moved with her family to California where she attended public schools and later graduated from San Jose State University with a Bachelors of Arts degree in Education. She taught fourth and sixth grade including art education for 25 years with the Medford School District. Betty and her husband, Don, have lived in the Rogue Valley for over thirty years and have two married children and four grandchildren.

"These Boots Were Made For Walking" watercolor by Betty Barss

About Art & Soul Gallery:

Established in 1998, Peter Stone’s Art & Soul Gallery is home to the original work of 20+ curated local and regional artists from Oregon and Northern California. These award-winning artists offer an expansive collection of watercolors, oil, pastels, and mixed media paintings to beautify your home as well as jewelry, ceramics, textiles and more to enhance your every day life. Additionally, we offer full service custom picture framing and music lessons.