"The Language of Light" at Ventana Fine Art Santa Fe

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OPENS SEPTEMBER 9, 2022

“Deep Summer” acrylic on canvas 60 x 50 inches

Opens September 9, 20229, 2022 Opens September

Bette Ridgeway


“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)


Photo: Audrey Durrell For Trend Magazine


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Located in an historic red brick schoolhouse on Sa has become one of the Southwest's premier exhib American painting and sculpture. It is a destination

This voluminous sun-filled gallery opens to two inv visitors are welcomed seven days a from the rea

The artist will be present in the galler

400 Canyon Road, Santa Fe, NM 505-983-8815


by Ventana Fine Art which she considers her “home” blocks from her studio.

anta Fe's famous Canyon Road for 35 years, Ventana bition spaces, showcasing the best in contemporary n for art lovers and collectors from around the globe.

viting, beautifully landscaped sculpture gardens, and week. It is accessible for wheelchairs ar parking lot.

ry 4-6 pm on Friday, September 9, 2022.

5 | 800-746-8815 www.VentanaFineArt.com


Photo: Jo Ellen Thompson

“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.


Recent Awards: In January 2022 Ridgeway received the distinguished Leonardo DaVinci International 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 Collections are amongst Ridgeway’s many permanent public placements. Numerous books and publications have featured her work, such as: Art Folio 2020, International Contemporary Masters, LandEscape Art Review UK and 100 Southwest Contemporary Masters. 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: Dwell Time Press, Apero Magazine (cover and feature), ARTERY NYC Magazine, the High End Magazine, Monk Magazine, UK, ArtFolio 202, Albuquerque Journal (feature article), Periferal ARTeries Magazine, UK. Click here for a film on her largest public commission.


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“Euphoria” acrylic on canvas 64 x 64 inches



“Crossroads” acrylic on canvas 48 x 62 inches


“An Early Bloom” acrylic


c on canvas 50 x 60 inches


“The Sound of Solitude” acrylic on canvas 34 x 34 inches




“Spirits Dancing” acrylic on canvas 66 x 44 inches



“A Little More Peach” Acrylic on canvas 48 X 36 inches


“Transformation” acrylic o


on canvas 48 x 44 inches


“Jitterbug with Gold” acrylic on canvas 46 x 40 inches



“Windmills of My Mind” acrylic on canvas 40 x 48 inches




“Be Still My Heart” each canvas 32 x 52 inches


“Arrival” acrylic on c


canvas 60 x 48 inches


“Mysteries” acrylic on


n canvas 40 x 54 inches


“Skyfall” acrylic on


linen 36 x 42 inches



“Fire in My Soul” acrylic on canvas 50 x 60 inches


“Symphony in C” acrylic


on linen 66 x 48 inches


A Ridgeway Studio Design


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