Proud Of You, Bethanne!

Congratulations a million times to my sweet friend Bethanne Hill on the *glowing* review she received in today’s B’ham News by the arts critic.

With this show, Bethanne Hill gracefully eludes labels such as folk artist, regionalist, primitive or naive painter. Her work has reached a maturity and focus that gives her mastery of her unique style of painting.  Every work, from the smallest rendering of a twig to large, complex paintings, serves its intent perfectly.

There is a strong likelihood that Hill’s works will find homes in some of the better collections — locally, regionally, and quite possibly, nationally.  Charming and insightful, they have a singular and memorable quality that approaches a level of hypnotic power that provides the viewer with a great sense of comfort…

At Magic City Art Connection, Birmingham AL

We have two paintings by Bethanne; one is this little bottle tree surrounded by cotton that she did for me (the other is a crazy-great possum):

Bethanne is on FB here.  Her current show is at Monty Stabler Gallery in Homewood AL (slideshow here) and her next festival showing is at the 2011 Magic City Art Connection.

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