About Desire Betty
Désiré Betty is a Mississauga, Ontario based artist that began her innovative journey at an early age. Her passion for the arts, led her to pursue a career in Architecture; broadening her quest for constant creativity from the canvas to the built environment. Although content in her profession, there is nothing more fulfilling than creating art. In 2009, she vowed to complement her architecturally based career with her artistic pursuits in the art world. Désiré has since exhibited in several solo and group shows, had her art published in several art magazines and sold pieces to art enthusiasts around the world. Her compositions are focused mainly on figurative and portraiture art with complimentary abstract pieces. She explores the use of various mediums, such as acrylic ink, watercolor and mixed media. Her work transcends borders, as there is an elegant juxtaposition between rigidity and fluidity. With her Architectural background, she has a knack for extremely fine detail, varying line weights and precision, all while maintaining a dreamlike state of fluidity in the brush strokes; melding shapes and colours.
Briefly describe the Toronto art scene in your words
The Toronto art scene is vibrant as this city houses many of the greats - it is a scene that I continually strive to find new opportunities in and expand my horizons.
What are you working on right now?
I have recently finished 2 Tarot Card paintings for ETAOracle / Emerging Toronto Artists. We will be starting the kickstarter campaign in August 2018. I have also just gotten word that I have had my third poem published in ArtAscent Magazine v.32. Additionally, I have a 36"x48" painting entitled "Maple Roots Tree" on display at the Summerfest Group Show at the Artusiasm Gallery on St. Clair. I am developing new abstract pieces to go along with some of my current paintings - to show at Queen Mother Cafe in Feb-March of 2019. I will also be showing my works at the Slanted Door Cafe in September 2018. I LOVE ART and pursuing my passion to its fullest - I love being a creative!
Why did you get started?
I have always been creative - it is my passion and brings me so much joy!
Who is your art for? Why is it important?
My art is for anyone that appreciates it - but the reason I keep going - is because I love creating! It is for me! If others enjoy it, that's a bonus!
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