Betty Butler creates art prints featuring the subjects of ocean scenes, seashells and beaches. For each art print, she digitally blends her own painting, drawing and nature photography. An award winning artist, Betty invites the viewer to discover the beauty of natural forms. The artist states, “As you open the various art portfolios, I hope my work will take your imagination on a voyage through the colors, and patterns of nature.”
The image above (Throw Away Ocean) is part of a new series, named Climate and Ocean Art, which addresses climate change. It was inspired through the artist’s participation in Climate Change Theatre Action , a worldwide series of readings and performances of short climate change plays presented October 1 – November 18, 2017 to coincide with the United Nations COP23 meeting.
The art print is inspired by a short play entitled Single Serving by playwright Marcia Johnson. On a young couple’s first date, conflict arises when she, concerned with climate change, won’t use a disposable straw for her milkshake. He on the other hand doesn’t want to talk politics so early in a relationship. The collage combines ocean photography and assorted photos of straws, in order to visually describe the dangers of ocean plastic pollution.
“Your art is inspirational, pure and beautiful.” Celine