Betty Fahlman Studio 

Artist's Statement

I've always been intrigued with colour and texture. Creating works that convey my relation to the world around me seems to be an irresistible compulsion. I like the whole process from the physical aspect of building the painting supports, to the creating of finished artworks. Working this way adds more dimension to what I do. By manipulating the plastered surface I can add layers to the piece. This process imbeds and layers information much like the passage of time not only changes our bodies, but also the world in which we live.I use acrylics because I like the faster drying time, which allows me to layer colour in thin washes. As well, this fast drying time allows me to use many layers of colour.