Welcome to my website and thanks for taking a look at what I do! I love sharing my art.
I am honored to have been chosen this year for First Place in Virginia Outdoor Writers Association's Excellence in Craft for my illustration of Flowering Dogwood. It was published as the cover illustration for Virginia Native Plant Society's Wildflower of the Year brochure - 2018. Virginia Outdoor Writers Association is an organization of members with a tradition of writing excellence and artistic expression about Virginia's magnificent outdoors." (www.vowa.org). Virginia Native Plant Society is "a non-profit organization of individuals who share an interest in Virginia's native plants and habitats. The Society and its chapters seek to further the appreciation and conservation of this priceless heritage." (www.vnps.org) Also, my friend Lisa Connors wrote a new children's book in her "...but that's not all" series. Salmon Matters: How a Fish Feeds a Forest,with my illustrations, won First Place in the book category for Virginia Outdoor Writers Association Excellence in Craft this year. Here's the Amazon link for the book. https://www.amazon.com/Salmon-Matters-Fish-Feeds-Forest/dp/1720855285/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1534601919&sr=8-1&keywords=salmon+matters
Take a quick look below to see samples of what I do, then in the menu above, click on "Portfolio Pages" (Seasonal and Topical Images), "Landscapes" and Journals to see the variety of my illustrations In "More", you'll find "Bio" for a little about me, and in "Formats" for items and order ideas "Contact" for inquiries and orders ~ firstname.lastname@example.org Betty Gatewood
Salmon Matters: How a Fish Feeds a Forest is a story of sea to forest connections in the Pacific Northwest. Perhaps you remember, Milkweed Matterswhich Lisa wrote and I illustrated. This book presents another amazing story ~ this time on the coho salmon ~ its birth, life, travels, perils, and the renewal of forest nutrients thanks to its incredible life story.
Okra (from the 'Food' page)
Eastern Red cedar (from the 'Holiday' page)
Glen Lake, Bomoseen State Park, Vermont (from 'Landscapes' page)
White Grass X-C Ski Touring Center (from the 'Journal Entries' page)