Betsy Ashton

I’ve been sketching everything in sight since I was old enough to hold a pencil, but the thing I wanted to sketch the most has always been people.
As a television news reporter for 20 years, I loved interviewing an endless variety of subjects to learn not only the newsworthy thing that they were doing, but also what motivated them to do it. Human character is a source of endless interest to me -- it’s what makes the world go around. I still interview and observe people to discover and uncover the character within. But I now portray them in oils on canvas, producing not fleeting moments, but keepsakes that capture what I like to think is the essential spirit of the person.

-Betsy Ashton









The Morrison Children
Oil Painting, 48” x 48”, 2013
 I Love New York
Oil Painting, 36” x 30”, 2012
Col. Thomas Pike
Oil Painting, 60” x 30”, 2011
The Pleasure Activist
Oil Painting, 36” x 36”, 2010
Daughter & Mother
Oil Painting, 24” x 30”, 2014
Oil Painting, 18” x 14”, 2014.
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