betsy brandon woodyard (sans tiara)

“deciding everything is falling into place perfectly as long as you don’t get too picky about what you mean by place. Or perfectly.”  brian andreas

betsy brandon woodyard  is a Helena, Arkansas native who now lives in downtown Little Rock and looks at life through rose colored glasses (which actually makes it hard to tell what color paint she is putting on the canvas, but c’est la vie).  Her canvases are usually large and the medium is acrylic with heavy organic use of minerals and metals.  Each piece is unique and highly dramatic, which coincidentally are the adjectives betsy’s husband uses to describe her.  Her style of painting is best understood by analyzing her favorite quote above.

Betsy’s paintings often feature copper…a metaphor for our lives, she says.  “Copper gets its color from who or what has touched it and the amount of heat applied.  You can’t MAKE it turn out a certain way…you can only wait and see what evolves.  In the same way, we are effected greatly by the people we’ve encountered and the amount of heat our lives have endured.”

A 2012 Heart Ball Artist, Betsy’s paintings have also been featured in the Arkansas Times, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, and Soiree’s Boom Magazine. She is a consistent top seller at the annual Arkansas Arts Center Museum School Sale and was one of the artists included in the recent Five Women Exhibit (as well as several other exhibit venues).  She has also done graphic art work for the Arkansas Arts Center.

Her paintings can be found at Red Door Gallery in North Little Rock, 3715 John F. Kennedy Blvd. Their number is 501.753.5227

Red Door Gallery Hours:
Open Monday-Friday 10:00-5:30
Saturday 10:00-4:30


If you are interested in contacting us, please email woodyard.art@gmail.com or leave a comment.

6 responses

  1. Jessica Robertson

    Betsy’s pieces are amazing and even more breathtaking in person! She has a heart of gold that translates into all of her work.

    February 2, 2011 at 11:31 am

  2. Ken Christian

    I first saw Betsy’s work a little over a year ago. I believe it was a piece she created for her younger sister’s birthday. I loved it immediately. Such unique and expressive creations are real treasures to find.

    February 2, 2011 at 2:59 pm

  3. Louise Carlisle

    Betsy, I love your website! Very professionally done! Your work is amazing and your use of color is brilliant!

    February 2, 2011 at 7:48 pm

  4. Katy Simmons

    The textures, colors and use of mixed media in Betsy’s paintings make each piece absolutely amazing. They really are breathtaking in person. Congrats Betsy!

    February 2, 2011 at 9:50 pm

  5. Miss Peggy

    Is this the same Betsy that lived down the street from me — directing plays and everybody else? I sure had you pegged for Broadway but this is so much better since you are still close by. Couldn’t be prouder if you were my own — and I feel like you are. Love you, Miss Peggy

    February 3, 2011 at 1:23 pm

  6. Merrill Tenney McKewen

    Betsy – WHAT AN AMAZING ARTIST YOU ARE! WOW! Love finding you again and love your work.

    February 7, 2011 at 7:42 am

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