Vintage jewelry, costume jewelry, trinkets, mixed media
22” x 8”
A Septuagenarian dabbler in many mediums from watercolor to abstract collage, from shell mirrors to miniature kimonos. Betsy has had work exhibited in student shows at the Woodstock School of Art, the Martucci Gallery in Irvington, NY, and the Mill Street Loft’s Gallery in Poughkeepsie.
Betsy G. Wilson is a self-taught artisan, working in watercolor and collage for several years. She has also always loved making beautiful things out of found objects. For these one-of-a kind artworks, she starts with a florist’s form and then covers it in carefully selected vintage and costume jewelry fragments she collects from small shops and individuals around the country. Each upcycled item is unique and cannot be replicated, but Betsy is happy to take commissions based on a certain color scheme or incorporating the client’s own family heirlooms and jewels. She and her husband Doug live in Saugerties, N.Y.