Betty Hock


 My artwork is about the natural landscape and the big city. Born and raised in Manhattan, and also possessing a love for trees and open space, I find it quite natural to reference the crowded street as well as the open landscape in my art. Each provides me with an unending source of ideas and inspiration.

In my landscapes, dark silhouettes and the rich colors of early evening provide the basis for my shape making and color choices. My street scenes try to capture a single moment of yellow cabs and rushing pedestrians. 

In all my paintings, shapes become simplified and invented color is used for impact.  Memory and imagination help fuel the painting process. I want to create a mood that the viewer can feel.

Three Watch | Acrylic on Canvas 16x20 | 40.13.10


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