Hope. Joy. These are the emotions that art directors Kim Baker and Kathryn Finney asked illustrator Betsy Everitt to communicate in recent issues of Live Happy magazine. Forever whimsical, Betsy painted in her signature playful style. The bright and punchy color palette gets the viewers’ attention.Read More
Illustrator Betsy Everitt truly enjoyed her first-time collaboration with design firm Be Design. With art direction from Brian Donahue, Betsy created some outstanding visuals to accompany the book excerpt in Macalester Today from chef and award-winning writer Amy Thielen's personal memoir, ‘Girl with a Knife’.Read More
Art For HUEmanity is a an art installation and fundraiser for Project Color Corps and it's goal is to transform communities through paint and pattern. Project Color Corps believes in the power of color and sees it as a change agent, infusing a sense of well-being and energy into urban neighborhoods nationwide.
Participating artists were asked to choose a hue and then create 10" x 10" image with a dominate hue. The donated artwork was displayed at Fused Space gallery in San Francisco.
Betsy Everitt was excited to be a part of this important event and chose the color orange for her piece.
"My intent was to express a range of color within that hue. As I am currently pushing my style in a new direction, I wanted to play with line quality and markings, while still using my beloved gouache to give vibrancy and shape to tell my 'orange' story."
The result is richly textured, whimsical and ornamental.
And the beauty of this piece is wholly realized alongside all the other fabulous contributions in this color revolution.
Love Betsy's sense of color and composition? See more. Represented by i2i Art Inc.
For the 5th year running, Betsy Everitt participated in the annual Santa Monica Museum of Art’s 10th annual Exhibition and Benefit Art Sale, 'Incognito'. 'The Art World Up For Grabs' get's it's name, INCOGNITO because all works are signed on the back--the artists’ identities revealed only after purchase! Betsy says, "It is a very special and super fun community event (complete with celebrity sightings!) which helps to fund the museum's free exhibitions. My submissions have sold every year, including this one!" To see more of Betsy's wonderfully delightful illustrations please take a peek at her updated portfolio here.
Happy Day by Betsy Everitt
Jason Duprau, the art director for Legion Magazine asked Betsy to illustrate a story for their Health & Lifestyle section called "11 Steps For Surgery: What Patients Need To Know". We thought it would be interesting to give you a glimpse of Betsy's studio and the artist behind the art, so we asked Betsy to share a little about her process. Betsy: "I typically start with words as my prompts, taken from the manuscript or that evoke imagery or a feeling for the piece. The words elicit scribbles and images, and I begin thinking about the composition and 'setting' because many of the pieces I work on are narratives, in a way. The image begins to build like a puzzle and I sketch in pencil on tissue, layering as I tighten the drawing. The 'final tissue' is used to transfer to my painting paper, and I work the old-fashioned way…for me gouache on paper. The faces always come first, as they have to be just right or the piece won't work in the end. The palette is of course informed by the story (feminine, child-like, health related, etc.) but is definitely inspired by my mood boards, clippings and bits of stuff in the studio and the the world around me."
To read the article go here.
For many of us - this time of year is cold and yucky and we're all getting a little stir crazy - might be a good time to try a new indoor project. Check out the current issue of Creating Keepsakes magazine. Betsy Everitt created this image to accompany an article in the February 2011 issue of Creating Keepsakes on fun ways to boost your creativity in scrapbooking.
Betsy created these lovely, whimsical images (plus three more) for an article on how to organize various "zones" of your house.
Check out FamilyFun's April 2010 issue for tips on how to organize a house with kids!