Bette Chadwick was born in Lancashire, England and emigrated to Canada in 1957. When she was a child, drawing was an original passion and later, watercolour painting. She has always been involved in the arts, pursuing studies in watercolour with Diane Whitehouse and Barbara Hartmann in Edmonton at the University of Alberta Extension Department, and with artist Harry Savage, who now lives on the Sunshine Coast. Jane Ford of Sechelt, and Lori Goldberg of Vancouver, have also been influential.
Chadwick explores the vibrancy of colour in her paintings with acrylics, but is fascinated by the potential of pen and ink and printmaking.
Her work is mainly landscapes but recent pieces have featured birds: notably roosters and owls, and some abstracts.
She has shown her work at the Gibsons Art Gallery, at the Friends of the Gallery annual event in Sechelt, and at the Coastal Art Gallery where she has been a member since 2017.
A career in the film and television industry sidelined her painting aspirations somewhat, but the classes and workshops continued. Now retired from that hectic life, she is finding inspiration in the beautiful Sunshine Coast, and continues her journey here.
Lewis Lake – 12 by 12 acrylic on canvas
Some time ago – 12 by 12 acrylic on canvas
Angus Creek – 12 by 12 acrylic on canvas
A taste of Sedona- 11 by 15 acrylic on paper
Snow by the Sea – 11 by 15 acrylic on canvas , framed .