My art expresses my passion for the natural landscape and the big city. At first I painted only landscapes, usually without human presence. But later, I felt I was missing inspiration from another part of my life, my love for the city.
I was born and raised in New York City and was graduated from The City University of New York (CCNY). I now live in California with two rotweillers.
Although I've participated in many workshops and seminars, I'm essentially a self-taught artist. I left a teaching career to resume the art education I started years earlier. I loved my teaching years and now my art career provides another path for creativity and expression.
Living near the ocean, camping in the mountains, an annual visit to NYC -- each provides me with an unending source of ideas and inspiration.
Betty Hock's paintings have won numerous awards in juried watermedia, mixed media and pastel competitions. Her paintings are in private collections throughout the United States and in Europe and Asia.
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