Betty McGeehan, b. 1934, Passaic, NJ, is a sculptor. She is self- taught, whose career spans 40 years. McGeehan's work includes stone carving, bronze casting, aluminum and bronze fabrication, bent wood and found objects.
Her current series “Expressions in Wood” started with her fascination of the simple exquisite beauty of the wood itself. To her, these “life etchings”, many enhanced by the rich textures that border the bark, are an organic expression of beauty and wholeness that reach far beyond our human capabilities. She adds one man-made form which sharply contrasts with the free flowing patterns of the wood.
McGeehan’s work has been shown in solo and group exhibitions in the United States and Europe and is in the collections of many museums and universities including private and corporate collections such as Sprint, Coca-Cola, AT&T, Toyota, Nabisco Foods and others. McGeehan was the recipient of a New Jersey State Council for the Arts Fellowship in 2003 and has received several grants.