There are many ways to describe the works of an artist- style, medium, surreal, cubist, and so on, but when asked to describe the artist, Betz, and her style of work, I was taken aback. I had no direct answer or comeback. It literally took me a couple of months before I came up with and coined the phrase, "Relational Art." Very appropriate it turned out.
Just what is "Relational Art?" Let me share with you my opinion of Betz, her style, her work and most of all, her "Relational Art."
I've seen her paint- nothing but feelings- nothing but emotions. Her style? Pure Betz du jour. Each emotion as if a brush and color of its own. She imbues an energy into her work, which creates an energy field or aura, if you will, just waiting to engage with the observer. Then, leading to the immersion of the observers, who unknowingly find themselves mesmerized and enchanted as if meeting a person and slowly falling in love, they become alive together. The Observer becomes one with the painting and not knowing why. Just because.
The subtle colors are bold. The bold colors are subtle. Each independent of the other, but each supporting the other like threads in a tapestry. Woven skillfully. Woven masterfully. Producing a work, like a lover, that one must possess.
Words too are like the brush and color used to paint the description of 'her' work, but lacking exactitude. Pictures are but a glimpse through a keyhole. See for yourself. Let your own feelings open the door and like walking into a room full of people, you will be drawn into conversation with some, feel their energy, and perhaps even fall in love.