Vancouver-based artist Colette Tan is an ethereal abstract artist. A former private banker, business owner as well as a cancer survivor, she returned into her calling as an artist in late 2020. Colette seeks to paint from the fourth dimension as well as from the depths of her being. She aims to restore the mortal soul through the beauty of her art and believes that the life within the paintings will do just the job with the accompanying atmospheric element, whereby a direct divine influence would exert deeply unto the spirits of men.
Colette has an unrestricted and organic approach in her painting style as she believes her artwork should be the unique expression of every stage of her life, thereby telling a story. She often flows with what inspires her the most at each point in the process of her creative practice. Each of her artwork expresses itself spontaneously in different forms. Some are with layers, contrasting fine with broad brushstrokes, while others with thick and fluid paint and the list goes on. Some of her paintings reflect harsh depictions of human problems, yet they also include an indescribable beauty.
Despite her spiritual inspiration, Colette often muses on nature during her frequent road trips and hikes, particularly in British Columbia and Alberta. She aims to bring out the beauty that can provide hope and true transformation to the audience through her work, where the tremendous unseen traits of the Creator are plainly seen.
Last but not least, her work is quintessential Colette, elevating both interior and architectural design to a whole new level of class and sophistication.