Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Betsey Fowler's Art - WOW! What a great unit to teach any grade level
Have you ever heard of Betsey Fowler? If not, click below to see and learn about her. My family use to travel to Charleston, SC every year for the Southeastern Wildlife Expo and each year we would see Betsey there. She was just ever so spunky- just like the subject matter she paints!
Here is a little about Betsey that I got off of her website:
Betsey M. Fowler began serious sketching and painting at the age of ten, traveling the world with her parents. Subsequently she attended top art schools across the country and holds two masters degrees in art.
In the late 1960's, Betsey Burhans married Jim Fowler. Jim is a naturalist and PHD Zoologist best known and famous for the co-star of Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom and the wildlife correspondent for the Today Show. He was also a popular regular on the Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson.
Betsey expresses her love of life in these portraits of people, landscapes and wildlife. Her drawings are done while traveling and observing wonderful things and people all across the world. She feels blessed to have lived this life of adventure and art with her family and friends.
Jim and Betsey have two children. Mark Fowler, a producer, married to a director Devon Chivis (Wildlife Productions), work on adventure films around the world. And Carrie Fowler and her husband, Dough Stowe, also travel extensively, both for work and pleasure. We are all on the road again.
I did a unit of study on her with my classes and thought she was such a good person to study that I would include it in this blog. The photos you see are from one of the classes that I taught! Love the bright colors. I chose to use the bottled watercolors from Sax Arts & Crafts.