Contessa

I recently had the chance to re-visit the beautiful Newbury Hotel in Boston, as they invited me to create their holiday illustration for 2021. While there, I spent some time in their fabulous new rooftop restaurant, Contessa. How nice it was to sit in the beautiful space, watching the beautiful people coming in for a […]

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Veteran’s Day

It is Veteran’s Day in the United States and I’d like to express my sincerest thank you to all who have served. Here is a drawing which came to mind today. It’s from the early stages of the project I worked on for the Vietnam War documentary by Ken Burns. For more about the project, […]

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Colombian Flower Festival

Jackson Heights, Queens, is home to a large Colombian population, so it only makes sense that we have our own Desfile de Silleteros (Flower Grower’s Parade) here in the neighborhood. Tonight at Travers Park the winning flower displays were standing, ready to be admired by the diverse residents of the most diverse neighborhood in the […]

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masked

I saw this young woman sitting with dyed white hair and purposely left dark roots. Though her color palette was really striking and the blue mask helped make it even more so, I long for the day these masks are no more. Greg Betza ©2021

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Red chair

I was recently at the airport looking for the obligatory “waiting at the airport” drawing, and I saw these fantastic red chairs. Really fun to draw and an older woman happened to be struggling with her phone in a heavy purple jacket right on top of it. Greg Betza ©2021

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