Dry Season, 2005, Acrylic on composite, 42 x 84 inches
William Betts is a painter and a software engineer. He uses proprietary software and a linear-motion machine system and he devised to deliver single drops of paint with extreme precision, reproducing video images with tens of thousands of uniform dots.
He is interested in the ways in which technology can enhance seeing. He asserts that the roots of his images are in digital photography, industrial technology processes and, surprisingly, classical painting. His painted works are based upon dispassionate images from surveillance videos and traffic cameras, and retain their grainy, pixelated qualities