This museum-quality book chronicles Bett's incredible photo realist style and highlights the artist's most important works to date.
Tom Betts’ exquisitely rendered teacups undoubtedly fit into the tradition of realist painting, but there is far more at work here than what meets the eye. Adding deep layers of meaning and metaphor to the cups and saucers that dominate his oil paintings, the Orange County–based artist takes realism to sophisticated new levels. Observing his subjects from both life and photographs, he carefully captures nuances of light and shadow, line and form to create atmospheric images that lure the viewer in with their mysterious subjects.
HC / 44 pages / 11 x 13 in.
Blurb, September 11, 2014