Meet Betsy Eby
Today we’d like to introduce you to Betsy Eby.
Betsy, can you briefly walk us through your story – how you started and how you got to where you are today.
I am an artist. As a painter, I paint nature based abstract paintings that correlate the movement and rhythms of nature and the movement and rhythms of music. My work is represented with galleries, dealers and advisors throughout the United States, Paris and London. As a musician, my classical piano training started at age five. I play every day as a way to tap the sublime that informs my paintings. As a filmmaker, I’ve worked on a handful of films in the capacity of producer, executive producer, musician and music director.
I was born in Seaside, Oregon where the wild Pacific Ocean and grandeur of nature informed me. I earned a BA in Art history at University of Oregon then lived my adult life in Seattle until relocating to the South to open an art center seven years ago. I came to the South by way of my husband, artist Bo Bartlett, whom I met in 2004, who was born in Columbus. The cultural norm of my home place, the Great Northwest, is one of rugged individualism and reverence for nature. My ancestors were individualists, entrepreneurs and prospectors. These are the qualities in my DNA that shaped me early on. I thought nothing of bucking cultural norms or status quo in the pursuit of dreams.