"Push", 37 x 44", 2009 by Betty Busby
After graduating from the Rhode Island School of Design with a major in ceramics, I founded a custom tile manufacturing business in Los Angeles.
I ran it for 18 years, and sold it to move to New Mexico in 1994.
Since my move to the high desert, I have gotten more involved in fiber art, and exhibit in shows nationally and internationally.
I work with children in general art lessons on a regular basis, and also conduct workshops with adults.
Artist's Statement: Spending nearly 20 years in the manufacturing business taught me to be inventive with the use of materials and processes. This is something that I continue to explore in my fiber work, combining many different woven and non woven materials to produce my visions.
I have many sources of inspiration as well, from the colorful, rocky landscape in which I now live, to the fantastic and amazing world of scientific imagery. I am represented by Gallery 101 in Collinsville, Connecticut, USA.
Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
Online Store: Etsy
Memberships/Links: Studio Art Quilt Associates, New Mexico Art League, Visions Gallery
Social Media: Betty Busby on Facebook and Flickr
Languages Spoken: Americuun
"Monstera", 70x53", 2009 by Betty Busby
Tags: fiber art, art quilt, quiltart, contemporary, RISD, science, nature, southwest