Betty Temple Watts (1901–1992) had exceptional powers of observation and a gift for capturing the quintessential nature of birds—their behaviour, character and colour. Her watercolours fill the pages of numerous articles and books, and even feature on a set of stamps. She first developed an interest in birds in her thirties, while living in Persia with her husband; however, it was not until she was 48, and settled in Melbourne, that she decided to go, in her words, ‘all out on birds’. Betty spent much of her time practising drawing, but was constantly critical of the results. In spite of her harsh self-judgement, others had a high opinion of her skill and, in 1952, she received her first commission, going on to provide bird illustrations for publications until she was in her late eighties.
Full Product DetailsAuthor: Temple Watts, Viola
Publisher: National Library of Australia
Edition: 1st Edition
Publication Date: 01 October 2011
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Sunraysia Daily - Sue Kelly, 2012-01-18 03:08
This is a beautiful book showing 34 of her illustrations held by the National Library of Australia.
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