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Betsy Emrich

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Betsy Emrich


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Creating Art from Paint and Discarded Magazine Pages Or, "What the *&%?! will you do with that??"

At heart, I am a creator. My first childhood memories are of crafting with found objects - trinkets and treasures from nature crafted into vignettes and imaginary childhood worlds.

As an adult, I first started incorporating scraps of magazine pages into my art on a whim. I had saved a fragment of a magazine page torn from the middle of an image. I don't even remember what it was, it was so abstracted. I loved the texture and color of that random magazine page scrap so I created my own abstract painting around it.

As I continued to play with this idea, I started to move from solely abstract art to sometimes include figurative art. I began to form my own realistic images out of these bitty random scraps. I especially love birds and goldfinches, bluejays, ravens, all created from little scraps of recycled magazine pages, found scraps of paper, began to fill my canvases.

Today, I enjoy creating both figurative and abstract art from paint and collaged magazine pages. Sometimes, my work incorporates bits of both the realistic and dream-like abstract. Here at my Etsy shop, you will likely find both.

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