About the Artist
Ms. Bethany Vanderputten BDes MFA
Bethany is President of the Calgary Sketch Club, exhibiting her artwork regularly with them, and is a recent new member of Visual Arts Alberta. In 2015, 2016 and 2017 she was featured as an Emerging Artist at The Ranchmen’s Club, Western Canada’s preeminent private city club. Bethany obtained her Master of Fine Arts degree in Illustration from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, California and also has a Bachelor of Design degree in Visual Communications Design from the Alberta College of Art and Design in Calgary. Her paintings are in private collections across Canada and the United States.
"The real focus of my artwork is the portrayal of music celebrity. It is my passion to examine the persona of the major recording artist through my visual medium and I have created many illustrations in celebration of them. Each album may include portraiture, still life, landscapes, and other genres as I tell narrative stories to both reflect what I consider the true personalities of the artists, as well as perhaps bring an entirely new perspective to their story." - Bethany Vanderputten