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The Oil and Watercolour Portfolio of Betty Ann Medeiros

A painting of a young man fishing in a lakeFishing in the Shade, oil on canvas

Betty Ann Medeiros is an artist from Danbury, Connecticut. In her art practice, Betty paints in oil and watercolour, building remarkably detailed figurative works depicting human and animal subjects, as well as landscapes and still life. 

A painting of trees in a snowy fieldWinter on Wanzer Hill, New Fairfield, CT, oil on canvas


I love the realism and the level of detail in Betty’s artworks. The artist’s hand leaves a delicate, painterly touch, with each work combining blended elements, figurative poses, and lush fabrics and textures that hearken to classical paintings of biblical or mythological subject matter. The artist’s oil paintings have a wonderful sense of drama about them, fostered by the way that Betty utilizes lighting to its utmost potential. 

A screen capture of the front page of Betty Ann Medeiros' art


The artist’s watercolour paintings are equally impressive. Here the mood of the paintings is lighter, more subdued, but Betty still packs a stunning amount of detail and textural realism into each work, using a medium that tends to be much less forgiving than oil.

A watercolour painting of poppiesPoppies, watercolour

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Dallas Jeffs Art Writer

Dallas Jeffs is the Editor of Artist Run Website's blog. They hold a degree in Critical and Cultural Practices from Emily Carr University of Art and Design, as well as a certificate in Technical Writing from BCIT. Dallas has a passion for speaking and writing about art, and sharing that interest with others. In their studio practice they are an illustrator and budding tattoo artist, but they consider themselves a writer foremost. If you like art, books and culture with a science fiction twist, check out Dallas' personal blog, HappySpaceNoises or their art on Instagram.

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