“I want to evoke fellings of joy and fun.”

Santa Rosa Beach, Florida artist Betty Cork’s signature acrylics explore Emerald Coast beach lif with bold, sun-drenched colors. She portrays coastal charm with a painterly eye to make each painting a vacation – an escape that takes the viewer to a place of beauty.

Each painting is a journey form the bustle of daily life to a place of sunshine and color.

The hyper-real hues of Cork’s vibrant villa, towels, beach umbrellas and seaside chairs hang as colorful compassess pointing to Florida’s white sand and emerald sea.

In addition to her signature landscapes, she takes the colors inspired by the Gulf of Mexico into all subjects from still lifes and portraits to abstracts.

She lived in Alabama until she found her true home when she moved to the Emerald Coast. She is married to writer Claude Duncan.

Her energetic work is whown at The Studio Gallery in Grayton Beach and can be found in collections throughout the nation, in Europe, and Asia.