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07/30/2009

Art from the ♥

Artist: Betty Refour
Her Dreams Were of Colors Contemporary Abstract Painting

Her Dreams Were of Colors Contemporary Abstract Painting

I have been drawing for as long as I can remember. My favorite color as a child was yellow-orange; it had to be on everything I drew. Growing up, I wanted to be a Fashion Designer and loved the classic style to the designs of Coco Chanel who was my idol. After finishing design school and not immediately getting a job as a Head Designer *smile*, I pursued other interests.

After a back injury some 15 years later, I started painting as a form of therapy.  I had continued to draw, but I had never painted. When a friend asked me to design a card for her baby shower, I got the idea to put my artwork on cards.

Breast Cancer Awareness Note Card

Breast Cancer Awareness Note Card

Through brefour, I support The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and The International Myeloma Foundation.  My sister, Rose, who is also an artist, has autism.  She is mostly non-verbal and will often use art to express herself. A portion of the proceeds from the items she creates is donated to the The Autism Society of America.

Abstract Art Note Card

Abstract Art Note Card

I am motivated to support these particular causes for very personal reasons.  Rose and I lost our maternal grandmother to breast cancer and our mother to myeloma. In addition, giving back was something I was taught growing up.  And what better way to honor the people that taught me that valuable lesson?

Abstract Art Blank Note Card

Abstract Art Blank Note Card

Going No Place in Particular

Going No Place in Particular

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10 Comments »

  1. what an honor to be featured! thank you soooo much:)

    Comment by betty — 07/30/2009 @ 6:00 am

  2. I’m so glad you have spotlighted another etsy artist like you, who believes in giving back and giving back and giving back. Betty’s colorful work has always amazed me, but when you learn more about the artist and her generosity, the work becomes even more beautiful!

    Comment by Suzanne@threepeats — 07/30/2009 @ 8:08 am

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  5. I just love your colorful cards. This is a wonderful feature article for both you and Rose. Diana

    Comment by Diana Bracy — 08/01/2009 @ 11:43 pm

  6. Lovely cards! Great to see your work featured!

    Comment by Cat Mallard — 08/02/2009 @ 6:51 am

  7. I really enjoyed reading about Betty and her art. Her artworks are beautiful and inspiring.

    Comment by Brenda Thour — 08/02/2009 @ 2:03 pm

  8. I love your sense of color!
    Beautiful selections to share with us.

    By the way…You’re TAGGED!
    😛

    Comment by Mikiye Creations — 08/02/2009 @ 3:47 pm

  9. What a great article – and cancer has touched so many families – what you are doing to give back is wonderful.

    Comment by Sandi — 08/05/2009 @ 7:40 am

  10. I LOVE the Breast Cancer awareness painting… The most beautiful piece of art I’ve seen in a long time. I really love it.

    Comment by Kell — 08/12/2009 @ 1:29 pm


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