Debra’s artistic labours bearing fruit

Tari JeffersManjimup-Bridgetown Times
Debra Bettoni enjoys painting close detail and bright colours.
Camera IconDebra Bettoni enjoys painting close detail and bright colours. Credit: Tari Jeffers/Manjimup-Bridgetown Times, Tari Jeffers

A Pemberton woman’s artistic abilities are on display as part of her first solo exhibition at the Manjimup Art Gallery.

Debra Bettoni’s exhibition Nature’s Textures, features 19 pieces of art that span her work over several years.

Mrs Bettoni said she only started painting when she moved to Pemberton about 20 years ago.

“I enjoy detail, I’m not a landscape painter,” she said.

All the artwork in the exhibition is taken from views at her property.

“I like big, bold colour and I like painting fruit, even if no one else likes it,” Mrs Bettoni said.

Looking at the pieces featured in the exhibition, Mrs Bettoni said she could see how she had improved as an artist over the years.

“I feel fantastic looking at this, it was a lot of work,” she said.

“There are eight new pieces in here, which were done in the last four weeks.”

Nature’s Textures official opening was held on Saturday morning with the exhibition open to public until April 18.

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