West Orange-based artist Betsy Meyer-Donadio works in abstract, mixed media collages and paintings on paper, canvas and wood. Her work approach is intuitive, physical and process-driven, utilizing vintage and found papers, fabric remnants, acrylic paint, plaster and mediums, amongst other materials which inspire her. Sometimes the work has elements of geometry and textiles, or is reminiscent of architecture or distressed surfaces around us; other times it suggests detailed, abstracted surfaces within nature. She is continuously intrigued by words, history, language, handwriting, fonts and old books, which often find their way into her collages, as well.
She challenges herself to dig deep within each piece, whether small or large, and delve into the layers as they reveal themselves in the work process.