"My work is a personal interpretation of abstract landscapes inspired by topography – natural and manmade environments."
Anastessia Bettas is a Toronto based, Canadian visual artist and is represented the Petroff Gallery. Her paintings can be found in private collections in North America and Europe. She has exhibited in over fifty juried exhibitions in Canada and the USA. Bettas' “District” painting is part of the permanent collection in the Museum of Encaustic Art in Santa Fe, New Mexico. She is an expert in the use of encaustic paint having over 15 years' experience; has lectured on the topic and given workshops. Artists who have influenced her include Joan Mitchell, Agnes Martin, and encaustic masters, Jasper Johns and Brice Marden.
Bettas is a graduate of McGill University with an Art History and Literature degree and the Toronto School of Art with a Fine Arts diploma (three-year program) in Painting and Drawing. Her works have received numerous accolades such as being featured in publications and on television.
Before studying visual arts, Bettas worked as a marketing executive accomplishing extraordinary success in strategic marketing initiatives, operations and account management. In her last corporate position, she was the Head of Marketing Operations at AOL Canada Inc.