It might be easiest to call Tom Bettin a painter, but his studio practice is just as dependent on printmaking, sophisticated forms of collage and other multi-media approaches, making it difficult to define just “what kind of art” Bettin makes. Whatever the mechanics, it is art that transcends rules and defies boundaries, while managing to create pure and evocative manifestations of the beautiful.
In the June edition, Ehren Clark investigates the process of Utah artist Tom Bettin, showing this month at Phillips Gallery, and examines the powerful results. Read the full article in the June 2013 edition of 15 Bytes
Ehren Clark studied art history at both the University of Utah and the University of Reading in the UK. He is now a professional writer living in Salt Lake City.