Swan Boats

What a difference a year makes! A year ago in August I made an initial trip to Boston, to scout out locations for a reportage commission for The Newbury. The Public Garden is so lovely, and I spent a lot of time last fall enjoying the romance of the swan boats drifting in and out […]

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Dumbo

With Disney beginning to open up their theme parks, here is an older drawing made before the Dumbo ride was “re-imagined”. This meandering drawing I believe got cut short (see the people putting on ponchos and the umbrella) as the rain started to fall. You can also see the ink on my thumbnails starting to […]

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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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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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The call that never came

Back in 2012 I was called for jury duty for the first and only time. Of course looking back on rooms full of people waiting to be called on to fulfill their civic obligation, it makes you wonder how this process will change post COVID-19. Anyway…I sat there for 3 days, watching TV and making […]

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Acts of Community Love

One bright spot of hope in this global pandemic has been the love that ordinary people are showing for each other. Acts of bravery, by those working in our hospitals; acts of kindness, by those delivering groceries, sewing masks, and checking in on neighbors; and acts of determination, by those working to find a cure […]

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Prague Cafe

Thought I’d post this drawing I made in a cafe in Prague last July. I was sitting in this beautiful place, drawing with a friend, and it felt like a dream. Looking at it now, it feels even more dream-like. I look forward to the time when sitting in a cafe is part of life […]

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