Betsy DeFusco

Betsy DeFusco

“Mystery Meeting”
24″ x 36″
Oil on canvas
Value: $2,500

Hayley Gallery


Betsy DeFusco, a native of Jamestown, NY, received a degree in Art Education from the University of Dayton and completed her MFA in Painting and Drawing from The Ohio State University in 1994. Her work has been featured in New American Paintings Magazine and Studio Visit Magazine and has been widely exhibited locally and nationally

“My paintings originate from inward and outward experiences of nature,” says Betsy. “Usually I make references to sky, (Cloud series), water, (Pine Creek Series), and air (Esprit Series). This particular series of works began six years ago when we moved into a house with two small fish ponds. It’s very relaxing to sit and watch the fish swimming around endlessly in a swirl of color and I soon became engaged in seeing a whole world of activity in a tiny body of water…”

“I am constantly inspired by the different worlds in nature, and by the act of painting itself as I explore the edge between abstraction and representation.”

Betsy’s piece “Mystery Meeting” will be featured in Art for Life on September 15. See more of her work at



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