Betsy Horn

Borrowing from Kandinsky, the goal of my art is to lift myself, as well as viewers, to a higher spiritual plane.

I became seriously interested in painting at the age of 50. I studied art privately with Janis Bryant in Fort Worth every Saturday for five years from 2002 through 2007. Janis taught drawing, painting, color theory, and gallery management. I began showing in 2003 at local events including ArtsGoggle and local Etsy shows. In 2005, I became co-director with Janis of MoMartre Gallery on 5th Avenue. The gallery closed when Janis retired in 2007. I continue to draw and paint regularly. In April 2016, I showed at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center with 3rd Saturday Art. We are planning another FWCAC show in April 2018.

I primarily paint in watercolor and fluid acrylic. My primary focus is on color and line. Borrowing from Kandinsky, the goal of my art is to lift myself, as well as viewers, to a higher spiritual plane.

I love to travel and I am changed by my travels. Whether near or far, it doesn’t matter; whether the traveling is physical or metaphorical doesn’t matter either. Eventually, I convert those spiritual changes into pieces of art: drawings, paintings, or photography. I hope viewers of my art enjoy looking at them as much as I enjoy creating them.