Betsy Eby’s paintings give the impression of organic, lyrical buoyancy and sprawl. As a Northwest native, Eby is influenced by daily observations of the old growth forests and natural phenomenon of petal blooms, migratory bird paths, flowing water, frost, and mist. She is also influenced by a lifelong practice of classical piano. In particular, she pays attention to its compositional rhythms and poetic meter. Some of her works are an exploration of the synesthetic relationship between classical music and the visual experience. Betsy Eby received her BA from the University of Oregon. Her work has been shown and collected by the Georgia Museum of Art and the Columbus Museum, and she has shown frequently with Winston Wachter Fine Art in both the Seattle and New York galleries.
When The Wind Swept the Turgid Eddy
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Betsy Eby’s seeks to harness the beauty of musical harmony and the edgy unpredictability of natural wilderness, creating works that look as though the wind itself has flooded the canvases with color and movement. Eby continues to work with bold, saturated colors that dance and play against creamy, ambient fields. These large, abstract works evoke fluid movement and gestures found in nature. Embracing texture in a new way, Eby creates surfaces that evoke a kind of decay, but embrace the beauty in the undoing and the unraveling, in the letting go rather than holding tight.