Billie Rae Busby
Billie Rae Busby Artist Bio
Billie Rae Busby is a contemporary visual artist who creates abstract paintings of sky and land. She uses a precise hard-edge technique and color theory to reinvent her surroundings. Her paintings evoke wonder and possibility by depicting mood, memory, movement, connection, and time.
Based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, she is inspired by both the complexity of urban architecture and the vast rural landscape. She strives to interpret ordinary places in a fresh, new context.
Her abstract works have been exhibited in various galleries and exhibitions in Canada and have been acquired by several collections including the Alberta Foundation for the Arts and Canada House (the Canadian High Commission Embassy) in London, England.
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I experience a paradoxical attraction for both rural and urbanscapes. I am stirred by the sharp, significant lines that construct both places. My quest is to find balance in the void of the solitude in nature and the visual complexity of the modern city.
By using a hard-edge painting technique, my abstract landscapes depict wonder and possibility, along with movement, mood, memory, and time.
I snap photos while traveling in a vehicle through the sprawl and pause to adore the daily and seasonal changes in my immediate environment. I use these pictures as initial sources for composition and insight in my work. I deconstruct the image by instinctively selecting acrylic paint colors and lines to form a specific rhythm and light for each painting. The composition is layered and distorted to create contrast and the notion of seasons, weather conditions, and time.