Donna Myers/Betty Smith Exhibit
Donna Myers: As an avid quilter, I learned elements of color, design, and form working with fabrics before pursuing fine art. I have dedicated much of my time to learning all I could about art, attending numerous workshops and seminars as well as reading many books on all phases of art. I have also participated in festivals and art shows over the years. Selling paintings as well as receiving purchase awards in local shows. Trying to capture a piece of the world around me in art is my passion. I paint all subject matter in watercolor and pastel.
In the fall of 2017 Betty Smith and I opened Friends Art Gallery in Celeste TX. The Gallery allows us to showcase our work and share our love of art with others.
Betty J. Smith: I have been painting since childhood and it has become a necessity in my life. If I mow the yard, I paint the grass in my mind. If I give the dog a bath, I imagine amazing paintings. Living on a ranch provides material for consideration and yes, of course, I actually put many of my thoughts on canvas or paper.
Workshops, teachers, and fellow artists have influenced my work and yet there is always some part of myself in every piece. My only goal is to continue to improve!
In the fall of 2017, Donna Myers and I opened Friends Fine Art Gallery in Celeste, Texas. We paint there and exchange ideas Thursday through Saturday each week. Most importantly we encourage and support each other as artists.