About The Artist
Abstractions of color, movement and a place in time.
As a visual artist, I am drawn to how our visual perceptions and emotional sensibilities connect us. It is the abstract elements of color, shape, line, movement and a place in time that we all intuitively feel, see, engage and remember; our emotions as human beings. Nature, people, the world around me, and shared experiences are a source of my creative inspiration. Deconstructing what I see into simple relationships: sections of landscapes, organic forms, lines and interpretations into color, the painted image evolves as it becomes a balance of all parts to the whole. The painting process is a dance between the materials, the substrate and my seeing it as the image unfolds. The influence of the world around me is integrated into the making of the art, the image always leads and I am the mark-maker, mover of medium on surfaces.
Mill Valley artist, Bette Trono, paints from her studio in the Liberty Ship, Sausalito, CA. Born in Sendai Japan, she began her career in the art publishing industry as a graphic designer, art director and creative director. Oil and acrylic are her go to mediums, and is exploring a range of mixed media materials.
Group and Solo Exhibitions: Bette has shown her work at
– Mill Valley ArtWalks (2014, 2016, 2018, 2022), Mill Valley, CA
– Marin Society of Artists, San Rafael, CA
– O’Hanlon Center for the Arts, Mill Valley, CA
– Gearbox Gallery, Oakland, CA – Gallery Route One, Point Reyes, CA
– DeYoung Museum, San Francisco, CA
– Verum Ultimum Gallery, Portland, OR
– KALA Art Space, Astoria, OR
Affiliations: Member of Marin Society of Artists, San Rafael; Member of O’Hanlon Center for the Arts, Mill Valley; Artist Alliance Community, Santa Fe, NM
Education: BFA in painting & printmaking, University of Missouri-Columbia Graduate studies, Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO
Oil Paint, Acrylic Paint, Mixed Media
Marin Society of Artists
BFA in painting & printmaking, University of Missouri-Columbia, MO
Graduate studies, Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO