"Art allows us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.”  

Thomas Merton

"Relative Differences"

24" x 36"    Private Collection

-- Betty Harper of Naples -- Abstract Artist

Phone:  615.218.4100                            email: bettyharper2013@gmail.com

"No Reason Why"

​36" x 48"    Private Collection

In some respects, I am most comfortable in the 40's and 50's with the development of Abstract Expressionism and the works of the artists of the New York School.

 Every month I publish a newsletter identifying artists (or periods) that I am studying.  I include my own interpretation of those works and discuss how they have influenced me.  To be a part of this journey, simply send me a request at bettyharper2013@gmail.com 

I am a serious fan of Wassily Kandinsky (1866 - 1944), a Russian painter most often recognized as the Father of Abstract Art.  Although I began with "realism," I appreciate what Matisse said:  "I don't paint things. I paint the difference between things."

Academically, I have taken  classes in oil painting, drawing, water color, Prismacolor, pastels, pen and ink.  I try to not stray far from the elements of design.--shape, color, space, form, line, value and texture.