Bette Burgoyne is an artist living and working in Seattle. Bette’s hand drawn white pencil on black paper drawings are impressive at first glimpse, but will blow you away once you see the detail up close. Often quite large or long in format, Bette has made some amazing scrolls, showing intricate interweaving of organic shapes and matter. Bette on her work:
“What I see during time spent in the forest and at the shore is translated and re-formed during the process of drawing. My intention is to reveal a spectacle of wood, water, light and atmosphere; to share my enthusiasm for these processes and patterns that overlay, harmonize and echo one another. Each depiction evolves on black paper using white prismacolor pencil. As one’s eyes adjust to the monochromatic setting, the details of light and contour emerge.”
I also highly recommend watching Forest, a film of a large scale horizontal drawing that has been on display in the LxWxH Gallery in Seattle.
Thanks for reading! What do you think of Bette’s work?