The First Sighting

Passing by a little dirt bed along a brick wall I saw the first signs of Spring yesterday. Typically I keep my love for Winter to myself. More than once over the past few months—as the ground was endlessly covered in a blanket of snow—I reminisced with a friend about how this was what it […]

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The Last Day

The world will mark dates later this week that hold more weight for the past year, but today is the day I remember. The day I could not spend with the one I love and would rather be with. Who knew what was to come. A year later she sits by my side—my office mate, […]

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Freedom of speech

I first posted this in 2018 as I was working on imagery to represent what I was sensing. I saw it happening not only in the press but also on social media and among friends. The list of things we aren’t allowed to discuss is growing. People are being de-platformed, smeared and demonized. I believe […]

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Inked

fashion illustration Greg Betza

Took part in a society of illustrators fashion sketch night last week. Here is a drawing made with ink. You can see a video of me creating it on my instagram page here: https://www.instagram.com/gbetza/   Greg Betza ©2021

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D.C. or Bust

Whenever I am trying to describe to someone the feeling that a moment creates in my mind I think back to any one of the events in my lifetime that have carved such a deep memory that it can be recalled instantly. That is what inauguration day has become for me. This year however I […]

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Riverview

This painting is not of a “river view” it is actually a pond or some other small body of water, I’m not sure…but it is located in Riverview, Florida. Hope that wasn’t too confusing. Liquid ink on watercolor paper. Greg Betza ©2021

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Twelves Years Ago

Twelves years ago tomorrow I was standing in the bitter cold just off center of the Washington Monument witnessing my first presidential inauguration. I vowed that day that I would return every four years. Somehow I looked it as a new piece of my American identity. And try as I did this year, first finding […]

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