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From A to B (and back again)

Betty Nolan

4 September, 2015

25 years ago I came to live in Hobart and moved into a ramshackle house on the ocean side of the Tasman Bridge. I brought my family and career as an art  teacher and painter. Teaching skills is hard on the abstract painter. Over time, I unlearnt how to use colour and gesture to express meaning. I began to use a brush, became interested in painting social commentary and used realism to help tell the story.

But lately I found myself become tired of drawing and washing brushes. Spreading paint with a wooden stick crept back into my practice and spray bottles full of ink proliferated around the studio.

This suite of paintings is a dialogue. Between then and now, abstraction and realism, the interior and the exterior life, structured over the course of a single day in Hobart.

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After the Rain

After the Rain

Acrylic and ink on canvas, 153 x 101cm

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Semaphore

Semaphore

Acrylic and ink on canvas, 101 x 80cm

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Beautiful Squal

Beautiful Squal

Acrylic and ink on canvas, 153 x 101cm

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Boomerang

Boomerang

Acrylic and ink on canvas, 101 x 102cm

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Bridgewater Gerry Drift

Bridgewater Gerry Drift

Acrylic and ink on canvas, 101 x 102cm

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Rainbow on the Derwent

Rainbow on the Derwent

Acrylic and ink on canvas, 101 x 101cm

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Rosny Study 1

Rosny Study 1

Acrylic and ink on Hahnmuelle paper, 76.5 x 60cm

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Rosny Study 2

Rosny Study 2

Acrylic and ink on Hahnmuelle paper, 76.5 x 60cm

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Rosny Study 3

Rosny Study 3

Acrylic and ink on Hahnmuelle paper, 76.5 x 60cm

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Rosny Study 4

Rosny Study 4

Acrylic and ink on Hahnmuelle paper, 76.5 x 60cm

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Rosny Study 5

Rosny Study 5

Acrylic and ink on Hahnmuelle paper, 76.5 x 60cm

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Rosny Study 6

Rosny Study 6

Acrylic and ink on Hahnmuelle paper, 76.5x60 cm

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Sun Shower

Sun Shower

Acrylic and ink on canvas, 101 x 101 cm

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