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Catastrophic Fire destroys Betsy’s entire Studio in Naples, FL in February. Along with personal paintings, all Originals are lost.  She plans to rebuild and continue painting.

Betsy Ross is an Ohio native, who has spent nearly half her life abroad, mostly in Switzerland.

Her youth was spent accompanying her father on his travels throughout Morgan County where he was known as "Doc" the local veterinarian.

The impressions of her childhood of not only people and

 animals but the land and its ever changing scenery are what she draws upon in her paintings and children's stories.

Following her move to Europe in her early 20's, she experienced similar impressions of the rugged and colorful Swiss countryside and life in the quaint Alpine villages near Bern and Appenzell.

Her desire to capture the beauty of the outdoors and the antics of village children and animals drew her to take lessons in the much practiced form of rural Swiss art, namely Naive or 18th century style painting.

Her art is known for being colorful, light hearted and appealing in its joyful projection of life in a rural setting.

She has become well known for her work in Switzerland during her stay there and continues to enjoy this recognition after her return to America in the mid 1990's.

Following her return to the USA, she has had much success in painting scenes from a bygone era of Rural County Fairs, brightly painted Barns, Fall Hayrides and of course the many Fields and Pastures of the Midwest.

Now that she makes her home in Florida, she also paints images of a different scene, namely the beach, ocean and city of Naples where she has her main studio.

What's New:
Ohio University Interview with Betsy during the award of the Honorary Alumni of the Year Award.

Ohio University's Alumni Assoc. Board awarded Betsy their Honorary Alumni Award for 2014 for her work on behalf of the Appalachian Scholars Program.

Ohio Senior Citizens Hall of Fame inducts Betsy at Ohio Statehouse ceremonies in May. She is being honored for her charitable work with UNICEF and Ohio University's Appalachian Scholors Program

ADLER Gallery in Gstaad Switzerland has Betsy's original art available for viewing and purchase on an on-going basis. Contact the Gallery for images and appointment at chantal.chamay@adler.ch or (41) (33) 744 66 80.

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Betsy Ross Koller is a contemporary American artist.  She paints in the Naive , Primitive or Folk Art style, also known as 18th Century painting or emulating the 'Grandma Moses' style of painting.   Her paintings are mostly about American Midwestern rural as well as Swiss Alpine scenes that portray a whimsical and joyful outlook on life.  Nevertheless, she also paints contemporary Beach scenes from her present home in Naples Florida, where she also has her main studio.

She is well known in Switzerland for her Alpine scene paintings having lived there many years.  She has permanent displays with art galleries in Gstaad (ADLER) in Switzerland.

Betsy is also well known for her many UNICEF greeting cards over the past years and was the cover piece for UNICEF's 50th Anniversary catalog.    

She has also appeared on Nestle's Cailler chocolate Holiday wrappings.   

Other commercial companies that she has painted for include the Sauder Living Village Museum and the Longaberger company both located in Ohio, her home state.

She has generously donated her art in support of Scholarship programs at Culver Academy; the University of Virginia at Wise; and Ohio University for their Appalachia Scholarship program.  She continues to work with these institutions on their Fund raising endeavors.

She has also written and illustrated a trilogy of Children's Books featuring Dr. Ross and Betsy and the story of her blind horse 'Black Beauty'.

Her work is available for view on line at betsyrosskoller.com.  She has a wide offering of Limited Edition Lithos; Greeting cards, Books and Original Art.

She is a member of Colonial Dames, Daughter's of the American Revolution (DAR), and a Dame of The War of 1812.

 Links to galleries and
 sites that represent
 Betsy's works:
  The Swiss group ADLER

 Boutique d'Artisant
 Suisse
(Geneva)

Types of Art:
Swiss Naive Art
Folk Art Painters
Folk Art Painters America
Folk Art Painters Switzerland
Primitive Art
Outlier Artist