Art of Betty J. Billups

Catalina Island
Plein Air Painting

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Ironwoods at Goat Harbor
16 x16
Plein Air Painting

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Years ago, several jeeps took a group of us to this very rugged area. Everyone scattered, and it took me FOREVER to figure out what to do. I finally spotted this scene through my camera lense!
I had the top half completed, and was starting to work on the prickly pear cactus in the foreground, when everyone started coming back. To my dismay, our time was up! So, I painted what I could see out of the corner of my eye...just the impression...(hum, where did that word come from?)
The kind of funny thing of the other artists had hiked W A Y out there, and returned with a painting, almost identical to this one!

PLEIN AIR PAINTERS OF AMERICA (PAPA) Billups had training in the commercial art field, and knew that consistent and well designed ads were very important, for developing a following, she set up years of ad campaigns for PAPA in which she produced all the ads that has created this AWESOME PLEIN AIR MOVEMENT thru out the USA.

Throughout each year from 1987 thru 1995, she created ads, promoting PAPA in 3 to 5 major publications including: SOUTHWEST ART MAGAZINE, ART WEST, ARTISTS OF THE ROCKIES, ART OF THE WEST, ART TALK, and a few times in Art Connoisseur Magazine.

As a result, PAPA went from a membership of around 20 members, to a select membership of 35 nationally and internationally known artists, and for many whose names have received recognition thru their association with PAPA.

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