Meet Artist Betsy Halford of Monkey Girl Artwork…
My name is Betsy Halford and I am a self taught, mixed media, assemblage artist. My art incorporates found and repurposed materials making each piece unique. In addition to the found materials I use in my art, I will include oils, acrylics and/or wax.
Inspiration for my artwork comes from life. Many of my pieces are inspired by personal experiences, dreams and/or meditations, memories both real and imagined, as well as reactions to societal or global issues.
I have been collecting the materials for my art all of my life. I started collecting “treasures” as a small child where I was influenced by my parents who were both passionate collectors of “treasures.” I have continued to gather treasures everywhere I go – from back roads to the city streets. I am always on the look out for items that others have “disposed of,“ with the intent of transforming them into something wonderful.
I am temporarily living in the mountains of North Carolina with my husband, Mark, our two cats, Priscilla and Eva and our dog, Laila. We will eventually be moving to Columbia, South Carolina once the renovations on our home there are complete.