Betty LeCroy Coffey, Portrait Artist

Betty LeCroy Coffey, Portrait Artist

Betty LeCroy Coffey, Portrait Artist

As a young girl, Betty’s love for drawing flourished into a career in interior design. Years later, after focusing on her business, she returned to her first love by putting brush to canvas and creating the most realistic images of the human spirit.

Betty studied figure drawing and painting with all mediums at the Greenville Art Museum. These studies enabled her to to teach art in both public and private school settings as well as provide art lessons from her own studio.

Continuing the professional aspect of her talent has brought numerous opportunities in commissioned work abroad. Her pieces have found homes in Germany, England, South Africa and here in the U.S. Betty’s largest work is an 8 by 12 foot portrait of Jesus hanging in a church in Landrum, SC.

Most of her subjects are local and have been featured in many exhibitions such as the Metropolitan Art Council and Charleston’s Moja Arts Festival. Many have won first place awards and recognitions.

Betty’s style is Realism using oil on canvas and linen.