Art of
Betty J. Billups

Mt. San Antonio College
(MT. SAC) Exhibition


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6x16 foot Mural for the Founders Hall, Mt. SAC Walnut CA -Gallery display of major exhibition in 2007 of over 150 paintings display at Mount San Antonio Collge, in conjunction with the unveiling of a 6x16 foot commisioned mural for the college. - Art of Betty J. Billups Mt. San Antonio College (MT. SAC) Exhibition
6x16 foot Mural for the Founders Hall, Mt. SAC Walnut CA


Mount San Antonio Junior College contacted Billups early in 2007 to create a mural for their Founders Hall on the campus. Since she prefers to work en plein air, Billups traveled to Southern California in order to create this mural.

She drove over 100 miles in the city limits that had partial views of Mt. SAC, a peak in the San Gabriel Mountains of Southern California. She finally found a roof parking lot, along the interstate freeway, where she painted the entire mountain range as the canvases laid on the ground!

However this "event" did not go unnoticed! As she was laying out her 16 feet of canvas, one of the guards from the building came up on the roof to see what she was up to! As he explained, no one was allow on the roofs because of security (not for the building, but for possible drive by shooting!!!

Needless to say, they finally gave her clearance, so that she could do the entire painting (of the mountain portion), from their roof top!!

The clouds she created from over a dozen studies she had brought with her from her home in the Northwest.

And the Eucalyptus trees were gathered from all over the county, digitally, and recreated in a friend's studio!

Billups enjoys accepting large commissions that require local subjects! This mural measured 6x16 feet.

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