BT Livermore loves to make stuff: prints, paintings, wood, and other functional pieces and home goods. Most of what BT makes has a focus on vintage style, fun typography, and a humorous message.
BT Livermore is a multi-focus artist and maker from Butte, Montana. They love to play bike polo, drink coffee, and cuddle their dog, Carnegie. BT has been making stuff and loving it for as long as can be remembered. BT also manages the community print studio at the Imagine Butte Resource Center, and is working to open the Phoenix Fabrication Studios, a multi-function makerspace and private studio space in Uptown Butte.
Everything starts in the sketchbook, whether printed, painted, or constructed. I’ve got a sort of one stop shop studio space where everything gets made. I’ve usually got one or two projects going on at a time, to keep it interesting.
I have been making things since I could pick up a pencil or a power tool. I came from a family that was not creatively focused, but was always very supportive of my artistic endeavors, even if they were not always understood.
Ideas pop in from overheard conversations or other inspiration pulled from the aether. If I’m working on a gallery show, my sketchbook gets filled with copious amounts of notes and doodles until a theme coalesces.
Never stop making. Even if you feel you’re in a slump for creating finished work, always be doodling and ideating until you make a breakthrough.