Bette-Belle Blanchard (b. Watford, 1995) is a multi-disciplinary artist currently based in West Berkshire.
After initially studying Illustration, the artist embarked on a period of self-directed study to explore her talents in painting, drawing, and sculpture. A background in illustration can however still be found, as there is always an undercurrent of storytelling within the work.
Working across a range of mediums including (but not limited to) painting, drawing, ceramics and printmaking, her work is first an act of introspection, drawing from personal experiences following
themes of memory, childhood, family, and the environment.
Her work is characterised by bright colours and pronounced shapes, exploring both abstract and figurative contexts.
BA Illustration, Camberwell UAL, London, 2018
Aurora, Fern and Glade, online exhibition, 2022
Folk Beasts Exhibition, Longwood Center for the Visual Arts (VA, USA), 2021
Life on Venus, The Tub hackney, online exhibition, 2021
Summerzine, Transition Gallery, 2019
Life Hack Curatorial, (private address), South Harrow Contemporary 2, 2017
Work in Print
Drawings published (Vinyl & Digital releases) with Gag Salon, 2022
Folk Beasts – Hart Club x The Golden Thread Project, Oct 2020
Comics published in Grrrl in Print Issue 3, GZF, 2019
Zine roundup, by Alice Wadsworth, Brixton Review of Books, 2018
Drawings published in The Golden Thread Book, TGTP, 2018
Comics published in Bubblegum zine, Jumbo Press, 2018
Experimental drawing workshop, Comic Club, Camberwell College, 2020
ART&MIND Zine making workshop, Goldsmiths, 2020
Collabo Comix workshop (with Tommy Brentnall), Camberwell College, 2019
What do I want to tell the world? Zine Workshop, Art Clubbers Bootcamp, Art Clubbers CIC, 2019
BOOT/LEG Zine Workshop (with Tommy Brentnall), Camberwell College, 2019
Play Dough Studio workshop (with Tommy Brentnall), Camberwell College, 2018