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Bethany Vanderputten

Bethany is an international artist, illustrator and designer with a focus on creating narrative portraits for the elite music industry. She paints mainly in acrylic with an expressive realist style in genres like portraiture, landscape and still life. She has a Master of Fine Arts degree in Illustration from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, California and a Bachelor of Design degree in Visual Communications from the Alberta University of the Arts. She is Immediate Past President of the Calgary Sketch Club and a member of CARFAC Alberta. Her paintings are in private collections in 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

Past memberships: The Recording Academy, GMA Canada, Graphic Artists Guild, Calgary Community Painters Society, Portrait Society of America.

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