Betty Tan

Betty Tan

  • Artist’s Statement

    She always carries a pen, sketch pad and iPhone. Her interest is ‘people in places’, catching glimpses of what it means to live in Australia today. Later, in the studio, she transfers selected sketches to a woodblock, carves the image, then uses a printing press to produce limited editions of black & white prints.

  • Biography

    Born in Scotland, Betty Tan migrated to Australia in 1976. Twenty years ago, she retired from clinical practice as a consultant child psychiatrist and reinvented herself. She is now an artist, located in Toowoomba, Queensland.

  • Influences

    She is following in the style of a long line of artists (the Expressionists (1900s), the New Woodblock Print of China (1930s-50s), Edvard Munch & Frans Masereel) who used the ancient craft of crude woodblock printmaking as a means of visual expression.

  • Website

    www.bettytanart.com

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Betty Tan

The Crowd at Toowoomba 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

Betty Tan

Memories of Beach Holidays
30 x 60 x 2 cm 1/4 woodblock prints $350.00

Betty Tan

Barbequing in the Rain
45 x 45 x 2 cm Framed: 61 x 56 x 3cm 3/4 woodblock prints $350.00