Betsy D’Jamoos is an emerging contemporary abstract painter, with an interest in Abstract Expressionism. My art career began forty years after an elementary school teacher, commenting on my painting in a student art show, that I had no artistic talent. Consequently that fear of being judged, and teachers, led her to release her drive for creativity through self-taught craft art.  In 2015, she took a leap of faith by enrolling in a painting workshop to prove to her young daughter that fears hold you back in life. Taking the bold move  to conquer that voice in her head that she could not and should not draw or paint, opened up exciting new opportunities she couldn't have dreamed of.  She's since exhibited in many juried and invitational shows throughout Southwest Florida and online.

 

Today, her primary source of inspiration for her subject matter comes from exploring the inner journey one takes in life.  Her art is characterized by a history of layers, vibrant colors, contrasting shapes, and bold compositions. 

AWARDS:

2018    "Natural Vibrations," Best of Show

2016    "Making Space", First Place

JURIED AND INVITATIONAL GROUP EXHIBITIONS:

2019    3rd Annual Members Online Exhibition, International Society of Acrylic Painters.

2019    Winners’ Circle Show, The Art Council of Southwest Florida, hosted by The Visual Arts Center, Punta Gorda, FL.

2019    1st Annual Invitational Exhibition: “My Jungle,” Edison-Ford Winter Estates, Fort Myers, FL.

2018    Art in Flight: "My Florida" Invitational, Southwest Florida International Airport, Lee County Port Authority & Alliance for the Arts.

2018    32nd Annual All Florida Juried Exhibition, 'Best of Show Award,' Alliance for the Arts, Fort Myers, FL.

2017    31st Annual All Florida Juried Exhibition, Alliance for the Arts, Fort Myers, FL.

2016    Florida Contemporary 2016, The Baker Museum, Naples, FL.

2016    Elements of Abstraction, 'First Place Award,' Center for the Arts of Bonita Springs, Bonita Springs, FL.

2016    Notes: Monetary, Handwritten and Musical, Sidney & Berne Center, Fort Myers, FL.

2016    Surf and Turf, Center for the Arts of Bonita Springs, FL.

2015    Annual Juried Exhibition, Center for the Arts of Bonita Springs, FL.

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COLLECTIONS:

  • Private Collection (Commission), Naples, FL

  • Private Collection, Naples, FL

  • Private Collection, Naples, FL

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