Betty Beasley

Betty’s sculptures are from the heart. She has developed a reputation for her fine work and most recently won Best of Show at the Georgia Marble Festival and also received the People’s Choice award. Her work can be found in many private and corporate locations. She shows with Blackberry Creek Artists. All pieces are made of cold cast bronze.

Contact Betty: winnb@tds.net



"Herds of Horse Flys"

"Barcode"

"Chocolate Moose"

"Spotted Horse Fly"

"Shrinkwrap 3"

"Pony Fly"
     

"a3"

"Rachael"

"S11"
     
     

"Digging In"

"Speedbump"

"Making the GA Mule"
     
     

"Michael"

"Deadwood's Woman"

"Souix Warrior"
     


 

Hoot
     

Princess

My love of horses must have started when I was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. My mother saved a picture of a horse that I drew at age two. It was recognizable. While other kids were chewing their wax lips or gum, I was busy shaping mine into tiny herds of Arabian horses. At four, my father took me to see Man 'O war, the immortal race horse - a still vivid memory. As I touched his nose, my life began taking its turn. Horses were objects of my imagination. But I was a city girl and they became real to me through drawing - first with crayons, then moving to pencil, ink and paint. As I grew up, I experimented with different forms of art, things such as stained glass, fabric art, and acrylics on canvas. It wasn't until my children were grown that my sculpting skills fully awoke.

Trained in classical sculpture by Teena and Don Haugen, I assisted them in making a life-size mule, sharecropper and young boy, which have been installed at the Georgia Agricultural Center in Perry, Georgia. I have demonstrated the making of sculpture at the Georgia Heritage Center and taught a clay patina class at the Abernathy Arts Center. I am currently a member of the Dawson County Art Association and the Blackberry Creek Artists Association and Gallery. I have shown and won various juried shows and exhibits.

Inspiration still comes daily from life on our north Georgia fame with my husband, Winn, dog, Carlos, cat, Tess and our three Arabian horses. The love of horses and art is now passed on to our grandchildren.

Hopefully my work encourages people to use imagination, to feel joy and to smile!