Bette Lou Voorhis: Oil Painting Artist

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Congress Ave 1905 / Indian Paint Brushes

Congress Ave. 1905


Indian Paint Brushes

  The native limestone house is typical of German settler homes built in the Texas hill country around 1840's.

The homes were called "Sunday Houses" because ranchers and their families would come to town to shop and attend church on Sunday.

The lush Indian paint and bluebonnets are typical of early spring.

She is an artist of vast experience and great diversity.
.. Linda Kreutz, in a special to the Austin American-Statesman, wrote the following about Bette Lou Voorhis' work:

"Texas scenery comes alive in the paintings of Austin artist Bette Lou Voorhis.

Her oil paintings capture the diverse faces and moods of the Texas landscape.
.. A leisurely stroll, a rapid tour, a moment of rest to study a painting more closely or even a quick glance leaves the viewer with a feel for the land and the flavor of our state.

I found Mrs. Voorhis' large landscapes appealing.
.. She is a gifted and practiced artist in her treatment of sky, water, foliage and landforms... Yet she never allows a scene to become merely a show of technical virtuosity or repetitious in content.

Instead each picture projects a feeling of place and time.
.. Be it a lonely country road overgrown with greenery and lighted by filtering sun, a water inlet reflecting clear, fresh sky or a hill country vista disturbed by an approaching storm, each has its own identity in the total character of Texas' personality.

Often a man-made element, weathered homes or barns, leaning fences, horses tied to a gate or dusty roads, key a scene or become the focal point of a painting.
.. Or perhaps a tree set against the action of nature's sky is the subject of closer study.

In all of these cases the beauty and drama of nature emanates from the canvas with subtle expressiveness."
 

 
The images on this page are available as Limited Edition GICLEE Prints (3200 dpi ink jets) on canvas, signed and numbered by the artist... Prints are available for purchase on this web-site and at the Bette Lou Voorhis Studio, The Antique Gallery and Quality Frames & Art locations.
 

Click here to view Purchase / Ordering Information.

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