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Désiré Betty

Artist member since 2019
Mississauga, Ontario

Artist Désiré Betty has long explored the spiritual serenity that manifests itself through her artistic expression she calls ‘Perpetual Freedom Art’.

The characters she paints are mostly women or seemingly androgynous figures along with complimentary abstract pieces that represent their creative realms. Her inspiration for each piece is driven by her fascination with the power of aesthetics. Her characters represent a portrayal of revitalized appreciation for inner strength and conviction by way of shedding the facade that several inherently assume in order to meet the societal status quo. These characters are intriguing and possess a certain je ne sais quoi [in French, it literally means, “I don’t know what”], as they do not seek validation from the external world. This collection of work reflects interests focused on elegance, fluidity, exaggerated proportions, dignified characters and creative environments. Her aim is to draw awareness to the perpetual interplay of ego, psyche and soul.


Work

Top Hat
Désiré Betty
Mississauga
  • 24" x 24" x 1"
  • TRY: $65 BUY: $1300
Solace
Désiré Betty
Mississauga
  • 16" x 20"
  • TRY: $30 BUY: $600
Sorceress
Désiré Betty
Mississauga
  • 10" x 20" x 1"
  • TRY: $30 BUY: $600
Untitled
Désiré Betty
Mississauga
  • 31" x 39"
  • TRY: $40 BUY: $800
Q.U.E.E.N
Désiré Betty
Mississauga
  • 10" x 30" x 1"
  • TRY: $30 BUY: $550
Pensive
Désiré Betty
Mississauga
  • 10" x 30" x 1"
  • TRY: $40 BUY: $750
Natural Mystic
Désiré Betty
Mississauga
  • 10" x 30" x 1"
  • TRY: $30 BUY: $600
Power House
Désiré Betty
Mississauga
  • 24" x 24" x 1"
  • TRY: $65 BUY: $1300
I'll Never Tell
Désiré Betty
Mississauga
  • 24" x 24" x 1"
  • TRY: $65 BUY: $1300
Untitled
Désiré Betty
Mississauga
  • 10" x 30" x 1"
  • TRY: $40 BUY: $1000
Head In The Clouds
Désiré Betty
Mississauga
  • 10" x 30" x 1"
  • TRY: $40 BUY: $1000
Let It Rain
Désiré Betty
Mississauga
  • 10" x 30" x 1"
  • TRY: $40 BUY: $750
Forest Flow
Désiré Betty
Mississauga
  • 12" x 12" x 1"
  • TRY: $20 BUY: $300
Feel The Wind
Désiré Betty
Mississauga
  • 16" x 20"
  • TRY: $20 BUY: $300
Bejeweled
Désiré Betty
Mississauga
  • 10" x 30" x 1"
  • TRY: $30 BUY: $700
Dormancy Breeds Life
Désiré Betty
Mississauga
  • 30" x 40" x 1"
  • TRY: $130 BUY: $1900
Masked
Désiré Betty
Mississauga
  • 24" x 24" x 1"
  • TRY: $65 BUY: $1300
Porcelain
Désiré Betty
Mississauga
  • 24" x 24" x 1"
  • TRY: $65 BUY: $1300
Conductor
Désiré Betty
Mississauga
  • 24" x 24" x 1"
  • TRY: $65 BUY: $1300
Chic
Désiré Betty
Mississauga
  • 24" x 24" x 1"
  • TRY: $65 BUY: $1300
African Queen
Désiré Betty
Mississauga
  • 24" x 24" x 1"
  • TRY: $65 BUY: $1300
Cleo
Désiré Betty
Mississauga
  • 24" x 24" x 1"
  • TRY: $65 BUY: $1300

Q+A

Favourite musical artist / band right now

I love all genres of music from classical, rock, hiphop, etc. Recent new band I stumbled upon that I'm liking is Greta Van Fleet.

What do you listen to when you work?

podcasts, music, silence...

Why is art important to you?

I practice freedom of expression and follow my intuition. It's an exploration of self ...

How long have you been creating art?

I've been creative for as long as I can remember - it's an inherent quality of mine.

When did you start making art, and why?

As a child I was always drawn to the creative aspect of life and I still don't see it any other way.

Upcoming Exhibitions
2019-02-09

Toronto, Ontario
Mother Earth at the Queen Mother Cafe, Toronto (February 9-March 23, 2019)

2019-01-14

Toronto, Ontario
A la Carte Exhibition, Legislative Building of Ontario, Toronto (on display for a year in the In Camera Dining Room)

Select Past Exhibitions
15

Toronto, Ontario
Several Solo/Group Shows in the GTA

Press
1

Glode & Mail
When Women Brandish Spray Paint

Education

Ryerson University
Architectural Science

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