Saturday, December 13, 2008
Artist Interview: Betty Mashburn (potter & painter)
It is a fun thing to have a friend, visit her house, and find out that she is an artist! That is what happened with Betty and me. Her house is a gallery! I love her beautiful paintings and her gorgeous pottery. I appreciate her talent and the way she lovingly decorates her home with color and beauty.
My 7 year old came up with the questions and interviewed Betty. So the questions and answers may not be as long and detailed, but I hope we got the main points.
Question- When did you start painting?
Betty- In the 80's. I was artist of the year in 1986. I was a member of a brush and Palette club, and I had a private showing at a bank.
Q- How did you learn to paint?
Betty- I took an oil class at a Community College. I didn't even know I could paint! It was fun! I also took some workshops.
Q- What is your favorite thing to paint?
Betty- Still life & seascapes & landscapes
Q- What kind of paint do you use?
Betty- Mostly watercolor, but I really love oils, they are fun. Watercolor is easier- and less messy.
Q- What is your favorite color?
Q- What inspires you?
Betty- The trees, the beach.
Thanks for letting us interview you, Betty. Your art is gorgeous- and we thank you for letting us see and enjoy it! Sorry we did not get to ask much about the pretty pottery- that will have to be for next time :)
You can see more of my artist friends here.