Betsy Stewart was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from American University, Washington, D.C., and has completed post-graduate work with William Calfee, Washington, D.C., and at Parsons School of Design, Lake Placid, New York. Her paintings have been purchased by some of the most prominent public and private art collectors today. A Washington, D.C. artist, her work is carried by galleries in New York City and Santa Fe, New Mexico. In addition to a recent acquisition by the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., and the American Embassy in Barbados, her artwork can be found hanging in major cities nationally and internationally, including New York, San Francisco, Santa Fe, London, and Beirut.
“Betsy Stewart connects us to the natural world by detailing intricate floating microcosms in pond life that may not be visible to the naked eye or even under a microscope. In her Fontis (source) paintings the continual flux and change in the natural order of molecular clusters constantly reform life systems. Stewart lays bare the astonishing intricacies and seeming disorder of nature for us to marvel at and decipher layer by layer. The deliberate geometric configuration and precision grounding the sides of her square boxes contrast deliberately with the perpetual motion of the amoebas and other organisms. Her work is a metaphor for and a reminder of our place in the cosmos.”
— Vivienne Lassman, Independent Curator, Washington, D.C.