Ahoy to Hardwood Artisans’ newest featured artist, Betty Ganley! Betty Ganley is a local watercolor painter with wonderful scenes depicting gardens, boating and flowers. In the world of watercolor, her name brings instant recognition. Betty’s many awards showcase her love of the marine scenes of the Chesapeake, the coast of Maine, and Cornwall, England. Her nautical paintings, as well as those of her florals and still life’s have been published in art books featuring todays top water colorists. You can almost hear the waves lapping at the shore and hear the gulls squawking at each other when you gaze at her marina paintings and smell the beautiful flowers when you look at her floral paintings.
Betty is a self-taught oil painter who transitioned into watercolor painting and took 25 years of formal training to achieve the level of artistry that we see in her paintings today. Along the way, Betty has received an enviable amount of accolades, from 6 best of show awards to being selected to be published in “Who’s Who of American Women”. Betty also has numerous first-place awards from the Rockville Art League and the Brookside Gardens. Check out one of her award winning paintings below:
Betty is a member of 11 art societies and her work has been featured in four major art books and several major art magazines. Her paintings inspired the International Artist Magazine to help her publish her first book, “Secret Gardens in Watercolors”.
Betty is inspired by the beauty of nature and finds it to be her muse for her artwork. In her words, “To be able to see the world through an artist’s eye is a constant joy.” Likewise, seeing Betty’s work in our showroom is a constant joy for Hardwood Artisans and our customers! We look forward to a long and fruitful friendship with Betty and we hope that you enjoy her work as much as we do! You can view Betty’s artwork in our Alexandria, Fairfax, and Rockville showrooms, or you can learn more about the artist on her website.