BETTY JEAN DRUMMOND
(1920-2004), born in Trochu, Alberta.
Betty Jean Drummond graduated with honours, winning two scholarships at the Ontario College of Art where she studied painting and commercial art. She furthered her studies in a number of locations, exhibiting across Canada.
Betty Jean moved to Vancouver in 1962, working as a commercial artist until she took a printmaking course in 1967. She had found her calling and left work to become a full-time printmaker. She became a member of Dundarave Print Workshop in 1979 and remained a member, continuously printing, until her passing in 2004.
Printmaking allowed Betty Jean to be explorative, starting with a memory or idea and working directly on the plate. Her works are rich in colour and texture.
Betty Jean’s work is represented in the following collections: Volvo of Canada, The Atlantic Institute of Education, Pan Cana-dian Petroleum, Gulf Canada, Alberta Southern Gas, Richmond Art Gallery, Burnaby Art Gallery, Royal Bank, and Art Bank.