About the Artist
New Harbor, ME
For forty years, Betsy Leighton’s professional life was anchored in Baltimore. An initial stint as an art teacher at two schools led to a variety of administrative roles. As fulfilling as she found her work in education, Betsy welcomed the chance to begin a new chapter and to devote myself once again to the arts. With their three children launched, Betsy and her husband moved to the tiny lobstering village of New Harbor in midcoast Maine.
Betsy is now focusing on art made with fabric — colors and patterns that brighten and enliven the spaces we share with our families and friends.
I am drawn to fabrics that are playful, beautiful, and saturated with color. Each piece I create is thoughtfully designed and meticulously constructed. In uncertain times, we may regain our balance by focusing on our basic needs: a well-cooked meal, a spin around the kitchen table with the music turned up, or a quiet conversation cushioned with a cozy pillow.
My hope is to brighten our lives with color and pattern and to help us discover the beauty and joy within our daily routines.