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Betty Canick
River Street Artists
Painting and mixed media


I was initially trained as a painter, graduating from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1973, and later went to graduate school to study psychology and then on to psychoanalytic training. I gave up painting for many years after becoming a clinician and later returned to the visual arts in 2005. I feel the two fields have much in common. A disciplined intuition and openness to surprise are essential to both. I try to capture movement, gesture, and moments in transition in my painting. I am drawn to the ephemeral, and like to try to create order out of chaos. I find myself resisting certainty and absolutes in my visual work just as I do in my work as a psychotherapist. I work in a variety of media creating abstract work and landscapes of beloved places.

My work has been in recent juried shows at Danforth Museum, Concord Art Association, and Montserrat 301 Gallery.

web site: www.walthammillsopenstudios.com/portfolio/betty-canick/
e-mail: bcanick@aol.com