Steve Bettman

Steve Bettman has a classical art education and has been an artist for the better part of two decades. The first decade he painted watercolor tropical landscapes, seascapes and botanicals in Hawaii. The next 10 years, in Sweden, he proceeded to teach and paint, but also went back to school to study classical realism in charcoals and oils.

Reacting to the environment in oil, watercolor or drawing, Steve Bettman paints fresh loose landscapes and cityscapes, recording moods, light effects, weather, and the seasons.

Steve and his wife and family live in Gothenburg, Sweden since 2006.


Art Education
The Florence Academy of Art, Mölndal, Sweden
BA in Liberal Arts from California State University, Long Beach, CA
Print, Multi-Media, Figures at Honolulu Academy of Art
Various Intensive Watercolor Workshops :Roger Whitlock, Don Andrews,  Arne Westerman, Eric Weigart, Rita Auerbach

Ateljé Tint, Partille Konstförening, Partille, Sweden, ‘21
“GÖTEBORG 2021”, RiverCity Gallery, Göteborg, Sweden ‘21
Bettman och Bergman, Galleri Bellman Stockholm, Sweden ’20
Temautställning GÖTEBORG, RiverCity Gallery, Göteborg, Sweden ‘20
NAS/RWSW Exhibition, Wales, England ’19
ECWS Exhibition, Haapsalu, Estonia ’19
Galleri Rääf Vårsalong, Stockholm, Sweden ’19
Konstrundan i Majorna group exhibition at Röda Sten, Göteborg, Sweden ’14, ’15, ’17, ’18, ’19, ’20, ’21
Bergman och Bettman på Bellman, Galleri Bellman Stockholm, Sweden ’18
Nordiska Akvarellsällskapet/Royal Watercolour Society of Wales, Reykjavik ’17
Exisdance/Accepdance GIBCA Extended, Göteborg, Sweden’17
NAS, Nordiska Akvarellsällskapet, Hillerod, Denmark ‘16
Konstrundan I Majorna , Gothenburg, Sweden ’14, ’15
Fem Konstnärer, Galleri Scandinavia, Gothenburg, Sweden ’14
Våryra, Galleri En Trappa Ner, Gothenburg, Sweden ’12
Rädda Barnen Charity Show Gothenburg, Sweden’10, ’11
Winter Show at Galleri Rita, Gothenburg, Sweden ’09, ’10
Galleri Art On, “Spring Rolls“ Gothenburg, Sweden ’08
Academy of Art Showcase Honolulu HI ’03, ’04

Solo Shows
RiverCity Gallery, Göteborg, Sweden, ’22
Galleri Ulvesund, Sweden, ’21
RiverCity Gallery, Göteborg, Sweden, 2019
RiverCity Gallery, Göteborg, Sweden, ´16
Galleri Ulvesund, Sweden ’16
Galleri Art On, Göteborg, Sweden ’08
Modern Amusement, HI, U.S.A. ’02
Blue Sunset, WA , U.S.A. July ’01
Full City, Eugene OR ’01
Berlin Bar, Kenutu Island, Tonga ’97

Juried Exhibitions
International 2012, 2013 Art Renewal Center Salon finalist ’13
AHA Spring Contemporary Exhibit Honolulu, HI‘04
HWS Members Exhibition Honolulu, HI ‘02, ‘03, ‘04
HWS 39th Annual Artists’ Open Exhibition ‘01, ’04

Jobs in the Art Field
Watercolor Course leader: ABF Järntorget ‘08, ’09, ’10.
Teaching art: Nordhemsskolan, Fjällskolan, Göteborg ‘06-’08, Momilani ‘04, Waikiki, ‘03-’05, Hale o Halawi Ohana Hanalei, Kauai, Island Art Supply, Hilo ’95- ’96

Stillife of the Year, Florence Academy of Art ’13
Cedar Street Gallery Award for Excellence ‘04 HWS Open Exhibition
Arches Paper Award HWS Members Exhibition ‘04
Peter and Hope Hayward Award HWS Members Exhibition ’03

Illustration in Prose Ax, Honolulu Literary Magazine, ‘02
Wandercolor 30 page watercolor visual travel log. ‘00
Illustrations in CSULB literary book Riprap

President of Hawaii Watercolor Society ’04
Liaison The ARTS at Marks Garage ’03, and Publicity Chairperson of the HWS ‘02


Nordiska Akvarellsällskapet


More artworks to be seen here.

A selection of Steve Bettmans art

Steve Bettman, akvarell,...
Steve Bettman, akvarell, ramad 30x30 cm, 2800 kr

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