Besty Zill

Betsy’s education and painting career began in the United States. She studied, worked, and conducted classes in printmaking, etching and engraving and studied calligraphy in Kamakura, Japan.
Her style is abstract and very personal. She is inspired by the beauty of natural forms and important events in the world. She is sensitive to both the quality of life and current events. Her many travels caused her trunk with oil paints to be lost, so she turned to water color and permanent inks and has continued working on paper in that medium since that time. Her style is abstract and calligraphic, strongly influenced by living and studying in Japan. Until her return to California in 2006, for health reasons, Betsy was influenced by the stones and ancient walls of Deia and Soller and ever aware of the worldwide attack on ecology.  Her paintings have this underlying theme:

‘The handwriting is on the wall, but nobody wants to read it.’