Iris 2014

Having so much time these days I’m sure you find yourselves looking into the past. Whether through your memories or through digital files, and sometimes we stumble upon something we had forgotten. Such is what happened with this drawing from 2014. Greg Betza ©2020

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Art Projects!

One of the bright spots of the coronavirus sheltering at home (and a welcome respite from our troubled times) has been the daily Zoom sessions spent doing schoolwork with my 11 year old nephew. As summer vacation has begun now for him, we’ve shifted to daily art projects. This one involved mono printing with leaves […]

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Isolated

Posted 6/3/2020: To say I felt isolated Tuesday would be an understatement. It wasn’t until late in the day that I saw all of the #BlackOutTuesday social media. I haven’t wanted to be online much, yesterday especially. While I searched for something to say, I was at a loss. All I can muster is this: Listen. […]

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Sorrow

Yesterday I took a break from reality and spent a few hours in an online drawing session with Alison Cook Beatty Dance. As I drew Alison’s performance, the grief of the nation seemed to come through in her movements. Pain is pouring out on the streets of our cities, and healing seems so far away. […]

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Post-it Peonies

The anticipation is strong for peony blossoms. We almost need Post-its to remind us not to blink, lest we miss it. And then, they don’t stick around for too long. If you slow time a bit and pay close attention, you’ll see a spectacular show. Pen on post-its ~Despina

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In Memory

Often when I have a reportage job coming up, I’ll spend some time practicing on location before I start the project. This is one such drawing, made in my NYC neighborhood of Jackson Heights in February of this year. It was a cold but sunny day, and I scored a seat in the window of […]

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