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acrylic on canvas – 20 × 30 cm
a much more painterly work, with choppy brush strokes and bright colour. A departure from the photo-real kind of stuff


lifesaving, christine, betts, gold coast, ocean, sea, blue, beach, water, sky, yellow, queensland, lifeguard, currumbin, seachange

I work as an in-house artist for a large and successful art consultancy so this portfolio represents the work I love to do, not the work I do to make a living! I enjoy my work ~ everyday brings something new ~ and the income I earn frees me to create the work I love in my spare time.

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  • S .
    S .about 5 years ago

    wow .. you are super talented … great work

  • thankyou for all your great comments;)

    – ChristineBetts

  • Shanina Conway
    Shanina Conwayabout 5 years ago

    Fantastic work Christine..such brilliant colours;)

  • thanks!!

    – ChristineBetts

  • Ann  Van Breemen
    Ann Van Breemenabout 5 years ago

    Wow, this is great, Christine. Is this a painting originally or a photo?:)

  • no this is a painting (acrylic on canvas…the old fashioned way!! lol!!) I do paint from my own photos but they are not digitally done in any way – just a paint brush and some paint!! :)

    – ChristineBetts

  • JohnPeel
    JohnPeelabout 5 years ago

    It works very well, Christine

  • thanks heaps John:)

    – ChristineBetts

  • Ann  Van Breemen
    Ann Van Breemenabout 5 years ago

    Well, I’m really impressed and I envy you. I wish I had your talent. I can’t paint so I take the easy way out, with a camera and Photoshop.:)

  • lol!! Ann, you would probably be surprised by what you could achieve! I think Wayne Dyer said – ‘What the mind can conceive, the hand can achieve’…or something like that!! :):)

    – ChristineBetts

  • Ann  Van Breemen
    Ann Van Breemenabout 5 years ago

    I would like to believe that, Christine, but not with these hands. My brain may be conceiving, but the hands ain’t receiving. (lol)

  • hehehe!!

    – ChristineBetts

  • Ted Byrne
    Ted Byrneabout 5 years ago

    Full blaring sun all set in the coolest of colors. The contradiction intrigues. Perhaps those shadows say early morning? And perhaps the darkened windows say that the fun’s not yet open for business? And perhaps we’re waiting for the oven to come to max and the blue to turn inexorably to red? And… and…

    Love to wonder Christine… art without wonder is merely craft.

  • very eloquent way of saying I’m shit with colours!!! lol!!! It really is my achilles heel!! thanks Ted:)

    – ChristineBetts

  • Shane Viper
    Shane Viperalmost 5 years ago

    This is beautiful Christine. I really like the different textures between the sky and the water. Such a relaxing scene, well done

  • thanks so much:)

    – ChristineBetts

  • Gordon Pressley
    Gordon Pressleyalmost 5 years ago
    That is a beauty….. Lovely work.. :)
  • thankyou:)

    – ChristineBetts

  • Stephanie Stengel | stelonature photography
    Stephanie Sten...almost 5 years ago

    Beautiful…great work Christine :))

  • hey thanks:)

    – ChristineBetts

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