Untitled original watercolor
6″ x 9″
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Artist Judi Betts hails from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. A highly respected painter, instructor, juror, and author who has attained an international reputation for her transparent watercolor paintings, Betts is the author of two award-winning books: Watercolor…Let’s Think About It (5th printing) and the five-time award winner Painting…A Quest Toward Xtraordinary.
Judi has conducted over 425 workshops in 48 states and 10 foreign countries, including invitational sessions in Norway, Puerto Rico, Sweden, and Canada. She has won over 125 awards in major competitions including the Transparent Watercolor Society of America “Master of Watercolor” designation, a special award for “Contributions to the Medium of Watercolor” by Watercolor USA Honor Society, and their Lifetime Achievement Award in 2012.
Paintings by Judi appear on national TV, wine labels (5 International Awards in label competition), CDs, DVDs, and over 35 books. Invitational exhibitions include State of the Art, Taiwan Art Education Institute, Federation of Canadian Artists, Walt Disney’s EPCOT Center, Allied Artists of America at the Butler Institute, Pogan Galleries (CA), “Masters of Watercolor”, and Selected Artists of the National Arts Club. Judi’s paintings were selected to be exhibited in the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Invitational Exhibitions of Contemporary International Water-Media Masters, sponsored by the Jiangsu Watercolor Research Institute in Nanjing, China. Another of her paintings was selected for inclusion in the Inaugural Shanghai Zhujiajiao International Watercolor Biennial in Shanghai. Judi’s paintings are also in the Permanent Collections of the States of Arkansas and Louisiana, the New Orleans Museum of Art, and the Springfield (MO) Art Museum.
Judi is a signature member of the American and National Watercolor Societies. She also holds memberships in both the National and Salmagundi Art Clubs in New York City. Her paintings are included in corporate, university, museum, and private collections.