Betty Tan

Betty Tan

  • Artist’s Statement


    For 13 years I carried a small sketchpad and pen in my handbag so that I could draw in odd moments. I now have a private collection of 40 of these visual diaries.

    My current project ‘People in Places’ has grown out of this habit.

    Instead of a sketchpad I now carry an iPhone in my handbag. Returning to the studio, I give the event a working title before reducing the over-inclusive photographs to an image of what I saw.

    I am following in a long line of artists who used the ancient craft of crude woodblock printmaking to make comment on their contemporary life.

    Each print stands alone but is also part of a series that I plan to update on this website four times a year as long as life goes on.

    By sharing online, I am inviting all visitors to this site to comment on the prints from their own experience of everyday 21st Century living.

    Please contact bettytanart@hotmail.com.

  • Influences

    THE MEANING OF EXISTENCE
    Everything except language knows the meaning of existence. Trees, planets, rivers, time know nothing else. They express it moment by moment as the universe. Even this fool of a body lives it in part, and would have full dignity within it but for the ignorant freedom of my talking mind.
    — Les Murray, Australian Poet 1938-2019

  • Website

    www.bettytanart.com

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Betty Tan

THE CROWD AT TOOWOOMBA’S CARNIVAL OF FLOWERS PARADE 2021
84 x 30 x 2 cm 2/4 woodblock print $350.00

Betty Tan

THE CROWD AT GOMA BRISBANE
31 x 42 x 2 cm 3/4 woodblock prints $250.00

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MEMORIES OF BEACH HOLIDAYS
30 x 60 x 2 cm 1/4 woodblock prints $350.00

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BARBEQUING IN THE RAIN
45 x 45 x 2 cm Framed: 61 x 56 x 3cm 3/4 woodblock prints $350.00