Art of Betty J. Billups

Catalina Island
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Reflective Morning
Plein Air Painting

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And this one, is looking back to where I was standing to create Shadow Side of Shark. The people just happened to be around, at different times, and they were included, to help create a scale of the space.

All of the plein air paintings in this section were created between 1986 and 1996, during the annual Plein Air Painters of America Show.

In 1985, Denise approached me while at a show in Scottsdale Arizona, asking me to join a group she was putting together. At the time, there was maybe 12 or so of us, but over the years other artists were invited to join PAPA. Many artists in the U.S., who paint "en plein air," really owe a debt of gratitude to Denise for her great vision, and starting the ball to roll, to help "rediscover" plein air painting!

This was also accomplished by 10 years of national advertising in 3 to 4 major art publications, which Billups was the sole advertising chairman, setting up all ads in all publications for those initial 10 years.

Today the membership includes such artists as Ken Auster, Christopher Blossom, Bye Bitney, Scott Burdick, Gil Dellinger, Gay Faulkenberry, Joseph Paquet, Ray Roberts, Matt Smith, and Skip Whitcomb, to name a few.

The rest is history.

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