Fantasy Flat-Backs: A Foray Into Bad Taste

A short film showcasing the small-scale heroism of the creative practitioner.

By artist Betty Barnet Brown.

In this Betty shows the progress – from beginning to end – of a piece of work and argues that the creative process requires courage. Courage she interprets to some degree as heroism. She champions decoration, questionable taste and the feminine and encourages viewers to get busy and create. In addition to waxing lyrical about Staffordshire Flat-Backs, Laurence Llewelyn Bowen and Prince!

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Betty Brown is an artist living and working in Durham in the north east of England. She studied art at Chelsea and Camberwell and graduated with a B.A. from Camberwell in 1986.

Betty’s practice is rooted in observation and mark-making. Alongside drawing and painting she also works in textiles and has a longstanding interest in pattern and surface design.