Betsy Eby is an american painter. She and her husband Bo Bartlett, split their time between studios in Columbus, Georgia, and Wheaton Island.
Her paintings evoke the atmosphere of the vast ocean that surrounds her small island residence in Maine. Her work has been shown (and collected) by the Georgia Museum of Art and the Columbus Museum. She has also frequently exhibited at Winston Wachter Fine Art, both in their Seattle and New York galleries.
Painting with Fire features the artist’s recent paintings that utilize the technique of encaustic by which layers of pigments, sap, and wax are fused together by the flame of a torch.
Eby has slowly refined the technique to her own language, composing dynamic surfaces and deep, luminous spaces.
Her abstract paintings incorporate a soothing palette and subtly reference wildflowers, flowing water, migratory birds, frost covered leaves, and misty forests.