Betty Collier www.bettycollier.com
A former Art Teacher with over 30 years at tertiary level, teaching Sculpture, Drawing and Art History at Federation University, Ballarat, Betty has concentrated on her own drawing, sculpture and painting since retiring in 2005.
Her love of nature and history has seen her travel to Galapagos, South America, South Africa, Turkey and Europe, this has inspired her art visually, imaginatively and emotionally.
Betty has exhibited in 6 Solo exhibitions and over 180 group shows, including the Florence Biennale in 2011 and 2015, bringing home a 5th and 3rd prize for sculpture, other prestigious awards have been with The Association of Sculptors of Victoria, The Contemporary Art Society of Victoria and ART TOUR INTERNATIONAL MAGAZINE, TOP 60`S Masters Awards and magazine 2018, and again in 2020. Betty's art is represented at Federation University, Ballarat, Australia and in private colections in Australia and overseas.
Betty is published in several World Wide Art Books, Curated by Despina Tunberg, several Australian Art Edit Issues, Florence Biennale Editions 2011 and 2015 and World Art Year Book 2017 with the International Arts Festival and in 2020 with “ Art Collector`s Choice / Japan”
Betty`s art work evolves around nature and the human condition in both her 2 and 3 Dimensional work. There is an emphasis on peaceful interpretations, curving tactile formations, with spatial awareness and undercutting leading to greater value variability. Her media includes ink, watercolour, wood, stone, sheet metal and wax for bronze.
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