Betsy M. Kellum

CLASSICAL & CONTEMPORARY REALISM in pastel and oil

Betsy Kellum, contemporary and classical realist, works in both oil and pastel with a concentration on still life and animals. Her still lifes are set-up in her studio and painted from life from an assortment of things collected over many years and often inspired by a theme or story.  Most of her animal paintings require road trips to sketch and gather photographic references.   Beautiful Monterey, VA is one of her favorites places to go spend time...  especially in the spring when the farm babies are arriving.  

"I love that I'm comfortable with both oil and pastel work.  Changing from one to the other keeps my work fresh and working with a variety of subject matter keeps me motivated and excited for each new project," states Betsy.

Betsy graduated from William & Mary with an BA in Education.  She studied art at The Art League School, Old town Alexandria, VA and has studied with renown artists Burton Silverman, Albert Handel, Robert Liberace, Doug Dawson, Roger Dale Brown, Quang Huang and others in workshops.  She teaches adult art classes and has served as juror and judge for local, state and regional art shows.  She has been published in national publications:   American Art CollectorThe Pastel JournalThe Best of Virginia; Artists & ArtisansThe Best of America; PastelsThe Encyclopedia of Living Artists, THE CHRONICAL: History of the Catherine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club and others.

Betsy lives with her husband and two cats in Midlothian, VA (suburbs of Richmond, VA)

 

SIGNATURE MEMBERSHIP IN THE FOLLOWING: (through acceptance into national juried shows) 

PASTEL SOCIETY OF AMERICA, New York (Master Pastelist)
PASTEL SOCIETY OF THE WEST COAST, California (Distinguished Pastelist)
CATHERINE LORILLARD WOLFE ART CLUB, New York
SOUTHEASTERN PASTEL SOCIETY, Atlanta, GA
MARYLAND PASTEL SOCIETY, Maryland
....  Juried member of the following: 
OIL PAINTERS OF AMERICA
INTERNATIONAL GUILD OF REALISM
WOMEN PAINTERS OF THE EAST COAST

SELECTED SHOWS, AWARDS & RECOGNITION:

Earned MASTEL PASTELIST with the Pastel Society of America, 2018
Blick Art Award, 'Enduring Brilliance', Pastel Society of America, New York, 2018
Intl. Assoc. of Pastel Societies, Annual Online Web Show, 2018

International Guild of Realism, Winfield Gallery, Carmel CA. 2017 
International Association of Pastel Societies (IAPS) Albuquerque, NM  2017 
Richmond Times Dispatch, Solo show, October, 2016 
Renaissance In Pastel, Juried National Exhibition Connecticut Pastel Society, 2016 
Artists Magazine, Annual Competition, Finalist, Still Life Category, 2016 
Betty Knight Memorial Award, Shades of Pastel, MPS sponsor, Doug Dawson, Judge, Washington DC 2015 
Best In Show, Virginia Pastel Society, Richmond, VA, Cultural Arts Center, 2015 
President's AwardAmerican Artists Professional League, Salmagundi Club, NY, 2012 
Carol Bruce Award, The Art League, Old Town Alexandria, 2012 
Winsor & Newton AwardConnecticut pastel Society, 2010 
Best In ShowThe Art league, 2010 Judge: Howard Paine, Director, National Geographic 
Gamblin Paint Co.  Award of Merit, American Artists Professional League, NY 2009 
Mid-American Award of ExcellencePastel Society of America, NY, 2008 
Open Box M Award of Excellence, Pastel Society of the West Coast, CA 2008 
CLWAC Gold Medal of Honor, Oil, Catherine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club, NY 2007 
Jack Richison Award of Merit, American Artists Professional League, NY 2002 
AAPL Award of Excellence, Pastel Society of America, 2002 
Accutype Merit Award, Pastel Society of the West Coast, 2002 
Pastel Journal Award of Excellence, Southeastern Pastel Society, 2002

 

 

Painting Animals in Oil or Pastel with Betsy Kellum 3-Day Workshop

October 25–27  |  9:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.

Independence Golf Club, Art for the Journey Studio, Midlothian, VA

Get to know your subject! Methods to obtain valuable and usable references will be emphasized as we study animals from life. Before the workshop, we will take a trip at the Richmond Zoo to sketch and photograph animals as they go about their business (feel free to do the same with your own pets or other animals).

Preparing your references: How to select, crop and print your photo references so they are proportional to your planned painting. Painting: Back in the workshop studio, paint in pastel or oil. Plan for two paintings.

Tuition: $250 (includes a day at the zoo). Registration: A deposit of $100 is due to reserve your space for the workshop. Balance is due when your participation in the workshop begins. Cancellation Policy: Your deposit can be refunded before October 1. Please mail checks to Betsy Kellum, 14412 Lander Road, Midlothian, VA 23113.

 

CALL OR EMAIL BETSY TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT FOR THE CLASS.

Website  www.betsykellum.com

Facebook:  www.facebook.com/betsy.kellum

Artist available for commissioned pet portraits.