Welcome to the Wonderful World of Bessette. We are building the website right now, so please be patient. but before I go any further I’d like to thank you for visiting my website, it means a lot to me that you care enough to look at my work; it is my soul on canvas. I’m mostly interested in the essence ofÂ life rather than replicatingÂ what I’m seeing, which is why I paint in an abstract way and I consider my approach more intuitive than methodical as I am often responding to the last thing I put on the canvas. At some point something magical begins to emerge and I start to see where I need go.
I layer and glaze and scratch and draw. I often scribble and scrape my way through to the layers underneathÂ then glaze over and continue on when it is dry. My glazing techniques create a luminosity and depthÂ inÂ my paintings that make you feel like you could step into them.Â Â I love the way paint feels so I often paint with my fingers, sponges and rags.Â Finding paint under my fingernails at a dinner party is not uncommon for me. MyÂ friends don’t seem to mind.