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Bettina Newbery

United Kingdom

65 Works exhibited on Kooness

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Bettina Newbery runs BETTINA NEWBERY Creative Studio in London :: Branding, websites, social media, digital + REAL art.


Having originally started painting in oil in the 1980s, British artist Bettina Newbery soon fell in love with painting portraits on silk, the most sensual medium for a sensual subject, and later tried her hand at copper etchings. After a break to build up her digital studio, Bettina has been creating contemporary art within a line that goes from modern figurative painting to the purest abstract.


In 2013, Bettina launched VISIONAIRE LONDON® Boutique Art Gallery as the GO-TO agency for original colourful, intricate and fashion-inspired artwork. 


Since 2019, Bettina went onto a JOURNEY INTO ABSTRACTION - please read more about each series in Bibliography


 •   2020 ART IN BLOOM


 •   2022 ART CANDY  

 •   2022 STAR DUST



VOGUE Fifth Edition  Group Exhibition, London, 9 - 14  Dec  2022 


RED DOT Miami   Group Exhibition, US, Nov 30 - Dec 4  2022 


HAMPTONS Fine Art Fair    Group Exhibition, NY, July 2022 




ART EXPO NEW YORK   Group Exhibition, April 2022 


ART upCLOSE  Group Exhibition, New York, July 2021


ARTE PADOVA   Group Exhibition, Italy, November 2019 


GALLERIA FARINI CONCEPT  Group Exhibition, Bologna, Italy, October 2019 


ARTHILL GALLERY   Group Exhibition, London, October 2019 


L'EXPOSITION INTERNATIONALE A PARIS   Group Exhibition, L'Espace Thorigny, Paris, 1er au 7 Juin 2019


ARTE A PALAZZO    Group Exhibition, Bologna, Italy, March 2019 

XXIV Collettiva Internazionale di Pittura, Scultura e Fotografia



A round-up of the last 4 years


2019 saw the first creation of works rich in geometric evolutions – portraying modern women, telling new stories and establishing an immediate connection with the viewer. The ladies in the  2019 A KALEIDOSCOPE OF COLOURS  series are elegant and confident - the glamour of designer fashion is an expression of desire, and they are stealing the show. As such, they appeal to the viewer's moods and emotions - they grab you, they look at you and they draw you in.


Since 2020, portraits became more abstracted and blended with floral patterns, leading to either an exuberant and vibrant blend of surreal feminine portraits and floral structures or completely abstracted BLOOMS paintings in the  2020 ART IN BLOOM  series.


These original artworks were revolutionary as they conjoin realistic figurative portraiture with abstract geometrical yet floral inspired backgrounds.


Christian Dior is often called the designer of dreams – I tell human stories of beauty, vulnerability and excitement. Regardless of the technique, whether oil, silk or monoprints, you can achieve the same powerful effect or narrative through my specific use of colour, tone and shapes.


The  2021 BLOOMS IMAGINED  series followed the idea that nothing in nature ever clashes. Experimenting with shapes, and vibrant colours resulted in velvety and sumptuous blooms and flamboyant yet delicate pastel-coloured single blooms.


Finely drawn and coloured in a way that each painting may seem simple at first glimpse, but with each new glance, you enter a new colour sensation - BLOOMS as they have not been imagined before.


The  2022 ART CANDY  series sees the continuation of the BLOOMS theme. By exaggerating and inverting the colours, I enhance the contrast and create a slightly surreal and other worldly aesthetic. Later in the year, by re-introducing striking feminine figures, the paintings become supremely dramatic, almost unreal flower arrangements that would be hard to top in terms of sheer opulence.


Inspired by the luminosity and the colour spectra of the stars, the very latest artworks explore abstraction even further – it’s a series called  STAR DUST. The paintings comprise fine oil graphic abstracts, arranged in intricate kaleidoscopic patterns seemingly in perfect symmetry, yet an illusion. Some stars shine more brightly than others. Their brightness is a factor of how much energy they put out – known as luminosity – some appear white or blue, others have orange or red hues. Each STARDUST painting is a hand painted one-off creation that add atmosphere with colour and contrast to any room.