On exhibit at Shirlington Branch Library from Jan. 7th – February 18th, 2020.
Betina Margolis is an artist who has lived in the Washington metro area for many years. After graduating from George Washington University with a BFA she joined a studio of talented artists on K Street and displayed her work at the Foxhall Gallery and Torpedo factory gallery. She was accepted as a member of the Knickerbocker Artists of New York after winning the still life award in their annual invitational exhibit. She was an illustrator and graphic designer for local magazines and newspapers. Betina has traveled extensively and her work has been influenced by the cultures she encountered in Asia and the Middle East.
I am inspired by interpreting challenging, complex images. I love to paint outdoors on a perfect day with the sun sparkling on the world. There I find an appealing scene made complex by light and shadow to untangle. Or in my studio where I can create a still life with ornate objects that I have collected in my worldwide travels. I love to add seasonal flowers to my compositions to capture their fleeting beauty. My work is very realistic because I am so intrigued by rendering details. Most of the paintings in the exhibit are from Virginia parks and Gardens.