Meet Artist Betsy Halford of Monkey Girl Artwork…

betsyMy 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 currently live in Columbia, South Carolina with my husband, Mark. 


Visit my blog for more frequent updates of my creations!