Bette Chadwick was born in Lancashire, England and immigrated to Canada in 1957. An avid water colourist she is now exploring acrylics on canvas, paper, wood and gelli plate. During the last few years she has been exhibiting her work through Friends of the Gallery shows and the Sunshine Coast Art Crawl, and has sold several pieces.
Chadwick explores the vibrancy of colour in her paintings, but is fascinated by the potential of black and white and the serendipity of transferring images. At the moment, her work is mainly in landscapes, real and imagined. She has always drawn and painted, pursuing studies in watercolour, life drawing and pen and ink and wash at the University of Alberta Extension Department; with (now Roberts Creek) artist Harry Savage and artist/illustrator Barbara Hartmann.
A career in the television and film industry sidelined her painting aspirations somewhat but the classes and workshops continued on the West Coast with Vancouver artist Lori Goldberg and local artist Jane Ford.