Art of Betty J. Billups
Plein Air Painting
Any original can be Ordered as a Canvas enhanced Giclee print
to fit your size requirement for home or office!
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Plein Air Painting
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 a 10 year campaign 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.
Shark Harbor was perhaps one of the favorite "haunts" for most of the members of PAPA. It's
rugged shore line, unprotected from the surges of the Pacific Ocean, has been captured by many of
it's members, including: Ken Auster, Kenn Backhaus, Bye Bitney, myself, Lynn Gertenbach, Gil
Dellinger, Frank LaLumia, Jean LeGassick, Ned Mueller, Ralph Oberg, Ray Roberts,
Ron Rencher, Jane Shuss, Matt Smith, Brian Stewart, George Strickland it`s founder: Denise
It has been too many years that the group has not met here, to capture this
beautiful soul of the island!
LETTERS FROM PATRONS
PLEIN AIR PAINTING IS a major element of Billups work...and in being so, this web site is
primarily a PLEIN AIR PAINTING WORKSHOP...that is, in the majority of the images, there is
information, on the creation of each piece, so that those wanting more information, in regards to
plein air painting, or any painting for that matter, perhaps they will find it here!! ENJOY!!
I just needed to say I thoroughly enjoyed looking at all the paintings.
Equally enjoyed reading your biography page and your philosophy
regarding artists and painting. I have for the past year
just started painting plein air on a fairly regular basis
and hope this year to do more. Your paintings are inspiring
to get out there and paint. I am the Chairman of Education
for the Atlanta Artist Center in Atlanta, GA....Marsha Savage