A contemporary artist, author + web designer, Ridgeway's talents are expressed in a variety of ways and the art she is producing has garnered her international recognition.


In 2017 Art Tour Magazine has awarded her "Top 60 Contemporary International Masters" and in 2016 she was awarded the Leonardo DaVinci Prize in Rome, Italy. In 2013 she was invited to be a part of the inaugural London Bienale, and was awarded the Oxford University Prize for her work in "Art of the Mind" at Chianciano Museum in Tuscany.


Best known for her large-scale, luminous poured canvases, she moved to Santa Fe in 1996, where the high desert light has fueled her “Layering Light”™ style, bringing her widespread acclaim. “I really enjoy working with clients to create site specific work – in both residential and commercial settings”, says Ridgeway.


Pushing the boundaries of light and color, she now works on metal, acrylic, glass and wood. Her new series of outdoor metal sculpture, "Trilogy - Body | Mind | Spirit" was launched in early 2016.

Her creative collaboration with Japanese "rock star" fashion designer, Mihara Yasuhiro, on his summer womens wear collection, inspired her new signature silk scarves. 

Click HERE for the fashions on his website.

Click HERE for film "Color of Butterfly".

(translation from Japanese): In our quest for a free and well-being contented world. The theme is "Color Of Butterfly". Inspired by the work of Bette Ridgeway, Contemporary American Master painter. Her images were incorporated into the textiles.

A visit to the artist’s studio dazzles the senses with paintings, home accessories, clothing, knitwear and jewelry – in an artful setting.


Her best-selling marketing book for artists may be purchased on Amazon. Click Here for "Talent is Just the Beginning - An Artists' Guide to Marketing in the 21st Century.

Her Layering Light instruction is now available for instant download. Visit Intelivideo:  https://ridgewaystudio.intelivideo.com/ 


Leave a note in the Guest Book if you are interested in arranging a private tutorial with the artist OR you would like to discuss a commission.