Annette van Betlehem

Labyrinth, 2015

oil on canvas

90 x 90

From the artist

Astrophysicist Brian Cox on his TV series Human Universe demonstrated in a petrie dish how leopards got their spots, with complex patterns forming from simple ingredients, propelled by the constants of nature. In my work I strive to show the same phenomenon, applying the oil paint in ways that mimic the interactions of the primal elements that surround me in the dense West Coast forest.

Artist background

Lives and works in Queenstown, Tasmania. Exhibiting since mid-1990s. including solo show at LARQ, Queenstown 2006 & Sidespace Sallery, SAC Hobart 2014 & 2017; and group shows at Burnie Regional Gallery & Plimsoll Gallery, Hobart 2011; and Devonport Regional Gallery 2009. Rosamund McCulloch Residency, Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris.