To promote the awareness and creation of visual Arts in Alaska

Betty B Atkinson

Betty Atkinson is an Alaskan artist working from her studio in Anchorage. Ms. Atkinson says of her work, “I have been drawing and painting all my life. I have spent many years studying, practicing, and producing art. It is my passion. Along with the Great Masters, I have been influenced by the early California Impressionists. I paint the Alaskan landscape because it is so compelling. Its vastness and mystery, its monumental shapes and bold colors are a constant inspiration. Many of my paintings are done on location (en plein air). Some are completed in the studio from sketches, notes and photographs. Many pieces are a combination of reality and imagination. Painting is a way of life for me.”

She received her training from the University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa; Banff School of Fine Arts, Alberta, Canada; the University of Alaska, Anchorage; and during an European Art Study Tour.

Ms. Atkinson is a member of the Alaska Watercolor Society, the Alaska Artists Guild, the Plein Air Painters of Alaska, and she is a signature member of the International Society of Acrylic Painters (ISAP)*. She exhibits through these organizations and through juried exhibitions and frequent solo and group shows.

She is represented by the Stephan Fine Arts in Anchorage, Alaska and she exhibits in group shows at the Artique Gallery, Anchorage, Alaska.