Golden Age Illustration by Betty Ann Medeiros
Based in Danbury, Connecticut, Betty Ann Medeiros is a painter and illustrator working with watercolor and oil paints. Betty’s paintings have a classic feeling that harkens back to golden age illustration with smooth, realistic figures and pastoral scenery.
Betty’s figures are often portrayed outdoors, with a sweeping sense of movement that utilizes wind and atmospheric elements, fleshing out the world within each image. In both Betty’s watercolors and her oil paintings, the artist paints with highly detailed realism, rendering her figures and background elements with equal attention to detail. In her watercolor paintings of marine life like sea turtles, the expert use of depth and lighting draws the viewer into the image.
The artist’s Illustrations for books and magazines all seem to have an old-style fantasy, fairytale-esque aesthetic. With subject matter ranging from magazine articles to historical books, Betty’s affinity for long, flowing garments and female figures is well-represented.