Incline Village, NV
Betty Holder began formal training at age 12 in Nashville, TN, where her work was shown at the Parthenon Museum. More recently studying with several regional artists, the Person-Centered Expressive Arts Therapy Institute, Michelle Cassou (process painting), Alex and Allyson Grey (visionary art), she prefers creating in her own quiet space.
Holder has exhibited in galleries, juried, invitational, and solo shows in the Mother Lode, Valley, and Reno/Carson/Tahoe. Having won awards in painting and photography, she more deeply values the PROCESS of creating. She works in various media, often combining photography with painting, and is drawn to bold and simple shapes and light-filled colors. “My passion is process work, using a series of works to explore my psyche or an image, like my Mom’s glass bluebird - distilling an idea or emotion to its essence. My prayer with my work is that the Creative Spirit will flow through me to bring joy or be a catalyst for healing and remembering the Divine Light within.”