• Betty Shelton

“Betty Shelton recalls the spirit of Ivan Albright… drawing worthy of Mantegna or a Flemish Master…” – William Wilson

“Betty Shelton’s figure paintings are almost irresistibly approachable, their intimate size, redoubling the intimacy of the settings…the light flooding the spaces, usually a warm afternoon light, that gives her images that nostalgic glow.” – Peter Frank

Artist / Teacher / Traveler

Betty Shelton is an accomplished and award-winning artist whose work has been exhibited extensively in the United States. Betty has received numerous painting and drawing awards throughout her career, most recently she has been a finalist in the Art Renewal Center Salon, and in the Annual Tapped at the Manifest Gallery. She has been selected by John Seed and Dee Dee Melendez for the Poets and Artists exhibit at the Arcadia Contemporary Gallery.

Ms. Shelton has BA, MA and MFA degrees in Drawing and Painting. She has been teaching for 34 years, and has spent the last 23 years teaching at Laguna College of Art and Design. She is currently a Fine Arts Professor, Chair of the Post-Baccalaureate Program, and the Study Abroad Director at LCAD.

Her metaphorical, realistic figurative paintings are inspired by contemporary culture and yearly pilgrimages to the great museums of the world. Currently she is working on commissioned portraits, and maintaining a studio in Laguna Canyon.