Several years ago, Busso took a month-long artist’s retreat deep in the woods of British Columbia living in a tent on a mountainside with no electricity or running water. She intended to focus on photography, which had been her passion for at least a decade, but when her camera broke on the first day, she purchased some paints and started painting in earnest.
Initially, Busso worked exclusively with a palette knife and acrylics on found wood, and while she still prefers the texture wood surfaces and knives afford, she now primarily paints with oil and loves experimenting with encaustic/mixed media pieces. She thinks a lot about color and composition, although much of her process is intuitive and often serendipitous. Most of Busso's paintings are the result of building up unrelated layers, and some incorporate haphazard traces of an entirely different image painted underneath. As was the case with photography, painting reminds her to take time to absorb the natural world and reflects bits of beauty she has taken in.
When she is not painting, Busso is a high school math teacher.
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