About the Artist
Betty Collier has a passion for taking nature’s many inspirations to sculpture or canvass, evidenced in her prolific works. In a career spanning over 44 years in both teaching and creating exquisite art pieces, Collier has proven to be an eclectic creative using a spectrum of media, including oils, watercolors, pen and ink drawing three-dimensional carving sculptures from wood and rock. Collier enjoys the process of reflectively contemplating and masterfully utilizing the beautiful themes taken from nature; her use of positive and negative space, coupled with the smooth textures of the media, display an unconstrained movement and flow creating her signature mood of adventure and tranquility.
‘Barnaby I’m Not Perfect’, Sculpture, 5.5” x 9” x 10.75”
Collier’s watercolor, ink, and mixed media pieces showcase an aptness that gives her works an undeniable edge, her penchant for animals, both domestic and wild, is seen in her visual reproductions. There’s an abstract quality about her sculptures, dancing between representational and conceptual art. Collier’s sculpting technique is refined and technical while sticking to her stylized elemental concepts. Dedicated to discovering different aspects of our natural world, she invites her audience into a personalized experience with each discovery she has in wildlife.
“I live in a city of 150,000 people, North West of Melbourne in Victoria, Australia. Living on the outskirts of Ballarat, I’m not far from the bush and pastoral land. It is this closeness to nature that has given me a long life love of plant, bird, animal, insects, and land formations. As a former runner and bike rider, I would regularly spend time in the countryside. ” –Betty Collier
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