The vision for Billie Rae Busby's abstract landscape works began in 2007 as a passenger in a long drive through the Canadian prairies. in between nodding off (on what many regard as a boring journey), Busby had a profound moment of insight, "I finally saw what was all around us." She wondered how she did not notice it before. Emotions and memories were stirred as she began to appreciate the drama, the calm, the unexpected -the wonder of the landscape all around us.
Busby uses a hard-edge painting technique along with instinctive colour theory choices to create mood and memory. Her artworks depict aspects of landscape involving time, seasons, and climate to showcase a sense of place that is familiar but not definitive.