Bette Ridgeway - Summer 2024

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Available work

Ridgeway Studio

“Today we can consider the artist Bette Ridgeway as the one and only true heir of Paul Jenkins: her mentor and teacher. Ridgeway's painting is dynamic and rhythmic; like the most “enlightened” of contemporary composers, Bette traces on canvas what is her ideal score. There is a tacit harmony of color and movement which, through the elegance of the castings, leads the viewer to question the true meaning of art".

~ Dr. Salvatore Russo, art critic and curator in Rome, Italy. (excerpt from a critical review in 2021)

My paintings are a spontaneous occurrence, born of experience, but maturing reflexively in the process of creation. My technique is controlled improvisation. Gravity is my medium. Images are caught with intent”. It is best explained in this short film.

Photo: Jo Ellen Thompson Cover painting: “Dreamtime” (detail)

Recent Awards:

The artist has won the Leonardo daVinci International Prize for 2024 which will be presented in Milan on April 15, 2024. In 2023 Ridgeway received both the Leonardo DaVinci International prize and the Michelangelo Prize. Other awards include: 2022 Caravaggio Prize, Top 60 International Contemporary Masters by Art Tour International Magazine and the Oxford University Alumnae Award at Chianciano Museum in Florence, Italy.

Selected Collections:

The Mayo Clinic, Federal Reserve Bank and the John Deere Corporate Collection, the Boro Tower in Tysons, Va are amongst Ridgeway’s many permanent public placements. Others include: The Sammons Trauma Center, Methodist Hospital, Dallas, TX, Northwestern University, and the University of New Mexico Hospital.

Exhibitions: Global exhibitions in 85+ museums, universities and galleries, including: Palais Royale, Paris, Embassy of Madagascar , DC and the inaugural London Art Biennale.

Recent Press & Publications:

Interview with Contemporary Art Magazine, Monk Magazine UK Interview, Its Liquid, Apero Magazine , Click here for a film on her largest public commission.

Click HERE for a short film on the artist’s unusual pouring technique which has been developed and refined since 1979.

72 x 48 inches (rolled)

“Becoming” acrylic with gold and bronze on canvas

“Monsoon Season”

acrylic on canvas

36 x 52 inches (rolled)

64 x 50 inches (rolled)

“Paradoxes” acrylic on canvas
60
“Carpe acrylic on canvas

” x 48 inches (rolled)

Diem

“Be Still My Heart”

acrylic on canvas

32 x 52 inches (stretched)

“The Sound of Silence” acrylic on canvas 60 x 50 inches (stretched) “An Awakening” acrylic with gold on canvas 58 x 53 inches (rolled)

36 x 42 inches (stretched)

“Skyfall” acrylic on canvas “Autumn Gold” acrylic with bronze on canvas 52 x 46 inches (rolled) “Emerald Isle” acrylic on canvas 54 x 32 inches (rolled) “Transformation” acrylic on canvas 48 x 48 inches (stretched)

66

50

“Pas de Deux” acrylic canvas x inches (stretched)
“The
of Solitude”

34 x 34 inches (stretched)

Sound acrylic on canvas

“A Star is Born” acrylic with gold on canvas 56 x 42 inches (rolled)

“Firebird” acrylic with gold and bronze on canvas 62 x 44 inches (stretched)

“Mother Nature Guards Her Secrets” acrylic on canvas

42 x 46 inches (stretched)

“Thumos” ( Greek -Strength) acrylic on canvas 68 x 48 inches (stretched)

“Memories of the Future” acrylic with gold and bronze on canvas 62 x 48 inches (stretched)

acrylic on canvas 51 x 79 inches (framed)

Emissary

44

“Origins with Red” acrylic on canvas x 42 inches Framed “Storm Over Santa Fe” acrylic on canvas 36 x 48 inches (rolled)

56 x 44 inches (rolled)

Reckless Dreams” acrylic on canvas “The Color of Joy” acrylic with gold on canvas 60 x 48 inches (rolled)

“Sunday in the Park” acrylic with gold on canvas

58 x 42 inches

“Beyond” acrylic with gold , silver, pink gold on canvas 60 x 42 inches (rolled)

“We’re Havin’ a Heat Wave”

acrylic

on canvas

52 x 80 inches (rolled)

With hand-fired resin

Diptych - each panel 60 x 12 inches

Kyoto Memories” acrylic on metal with 4 inserts
“It Was a Rainy April” acrylic on canvas

70

x 50 inches

IInterlude

acrylic on linen

46 x 76 inches (stretched)

“Kyoto Memories”

acrylic on metal with 4 inserts

With hand-fired resin

Diptych - each panel 60 x 12 inches

72 x 50 inches (stretched)

“Tangerine” acrylic on canvas “The Three Graces” acrylic on canvas 90 x 54 inches Framed in light maple

Dreamtime

acrylic with gold & bronze on canvas 58 x 48 inches (rolled) (detail above)

acrylic with gold & bronze on canvas 56 x 48 inches (rolled)

“Sea Breezes” “C’mon Baby Light My Fire” Acrylic on canvas 54 x 44 inches (stretched) “Turning the Tide” 52 x 64 inches

acrylic on canvas

inches (stretched)

58 x 50 inches (rolled)

Fleeting Thoughts” acrylic on canvas “Dancing with Rainbows” acrylic with gold and bronze on canvas 56 x 46 inches (rolled)

48

“Thunder Gold” acrylic with bronze on canvas x 58 inches (rolled) “The Birth acrylic with gold and 48 x 56 inches

Birth of Time” and bronze on canvas inches (rolled)

52 x 48 inches (stretched)

Arrival II” acrylic on canvas

60 x 38 inches (rolled)

“Dancing Again” acrylic on canvas
“ A Day at the Circus”

60 x 48 inches (rolled)

acrylic with gold on canvas
“ Mary’s Mums”
acrylic on canvas 60 x 48 inches (rolled)

58 x 52 inches (rolled)

“Metamorphosis” acrylic with gold and bronze on canvas

acrylic on canvas

28 x 52 inches (rolled)

“Windy Blues”

104

“Weaving Life Together” acrylic on canvas x 54 inches (rolled)

78 x 54 inches Framed

The Garden in Snow” acrylic on canvas

44 x 44 inches (stretched)

“Wisdom Keepers” acrylic on canvas
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