Betty Vaughn’s perfect day finds her painting. Whether in her coastal studio or on her dock by Harris Neck Creek, the views are inspiring. She paints nature, especially the marsh and the beautiful birds on the way to or from the Harris Neck Wildlife Refuge. Betty lives in McIntosh County, GA.

Travel and volunteering at the Old Jail Art Center of which Betty served as president and helped develop are of special interest to her. She enjoys interaction with McIntosh Art Association members and seeing artwork by the many artists that exhibit there.

In addition to MAA, Betty is an active member of the Darien United Methodist Church where she serves on the Board of Trustees. Her years as a financial executive in Atlanta contribute to her ability to serve her church and community.

Artist Statement

Painting has changed my life. Once I was a Type A but now I am a calm relaxed artist having a lot of fun. Time and place are no longer relevant, only light, color and form. I can actually feel my brain shift from the analytical person that I was to the new creative one and paint for hours before switching back to the analytical side to balance my bank statement, etc.

I started painting to spend time with granddaughter, Sally Burns, who was eight years old at the time . Sally and I have travelled extensively from coast to coast sharing our passion for painting. She has been my best art teacher. Sally graduated from Savannah College of Art and Design, Atlanta Campus in June 2017 and now has a studio in Atlanta.

I've had two paintings selected to hang in the Georgia State Capitol in February 2014. I was photographed with my paintings (for sale) and Governor and First Lady Mrs. Deal on the delivery date. One of the paintings sold and the other was "confiscated" by my grandson for his new home in Nashville, TN.

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It really is true that “anyone can paint".