Betsy Brown


Art for Jobs 2016: Art in the Work Life Class


For several years, local artist Merrill Skipworth has brought her skills to the Work Life classroom, working with participants to create a piece that is then sold at the Art for Jobs event. This year, artist Betsy Brown joined Merrill, and an enthusiastic group of participants collaborated on several pieces that will be available on September 15th.

We are grateful for the way these artists share their love for their craft with Advance Memphis participants.

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Art for Jobs 2015 Artist: Betsy Brown

Betsy Brown

Sunflowers | oil | 9″x12″ | $125 | this piece will be available at Art for Jobs

Betsy grew up in Jackson, MS, loving every art class she took. She studied math and studio art at Vanderbilt University and more recently took a still-life painting course from a masterful oil painter, Bob Tompkins. Betsy enjoys sketching and painting from still life and landscapes in her spare time and has recently begun painting children at play from photographs. She loves the beauty of blending color and the results of contrasting oil paints on the canvas – light/dark, thick/thin, warm/cool. She currently resides in Memphis with her family.