Office Art

As part of our promotion of the visual and literary arts, the Arts Council hosts individual artists' work in our office space at Suite 110, 4818 50 Avenue. Visual art hangs on the walls and changes every 10 weeks; local writers’ books are on our shelves. Come and have a peek! Call for appointment to view - 403-348-2787.

The Red Deer Arts Council is pleased to present Betty Schnell's artwork in the office starting June 19 to October 10, 2018.

Betty Schnell Artist Statement

Living in these beautiful surroundings, I developed a sense of wonder at the vast spaces, beautiful skies and living landscapes that have become the theme for my paintings, as an artist, I love to go out in my van on frequent expeditions to all parts of Canada. I also take many excursions to Europe. These are my sources of inspiration.

I enjoy watercolour, mixed media, including oils, pastels, etching, and pen and ink. As a former floral designer and colour consultant, I appreciate the use of colour and what it can do for us in all areas of art, as well as fashion and interior design.

Capturing the beauty of nature in paper or canvas for all to enjoy is my ultimate goal.

Artist Biography

Born on the tenth of March, 1939, in Hardy Saskatchewan. My family moved when I was six years of age to the Poet’s corner of Saskatchewan, living in Wordsworth, Browning and Lampman. In 1961, I moved to Cessford, Alberta with my husband and children. Camping trips to the Rocky Mountains were a fun family past time. Through the years of raising a family, I had a desire to paint and after moving to the Red Deer area in 1978 I bought my first oil paints, I am mainly self taught but have added classes at the Red Deer College and many workshops.

Betty Schnell painting at the Mayor's Garden Party, June 2016. Photo by L. Carter.