Betsy Chaffin’s paintings begin with an idea or specific reflection and evolve to take on a life of their own. Intuitive experiments in mark making and composition, her drawings make their way into the vocabulary of the paintings. Her work evokes a response to place, memory, and reality, providing the audience with a personal and internal glimpse of expression.
Betsy Chaffin is a mixed media artist who lives and works in Spring Island, South Carolina and Snowmass Village Colorado. She had studied with some of the country’s leading artists including Jane Hammond, Enrique Martinez Celaya, Roberto Juarez and James Surls. She was a Resident at the American Academy in Rome and the Anderson Ranch Arts Center. Her work is infused with memory, reflection and experiences.