Living in Minneapolis, Minnesota with a desire to create art that is special to the people that see it, experience it and hang it on their walls.
BRITTANY CREATES ARTWORK TO ENHANCE PEOPLE’S LIVES AND SPACES.
Brittany hand draws and paints portraits for people of their loved ones, pets and homes using eye hand coordination. The original wall artwork is inspired from photos she takes of people, places and things, with her 35mm film Nikon camera, while living in Minneapolis, Minnesota and exploring and traveling around the world.
“One of my first jobs, at sixteen years old, was drawing real-life portraits of people at the largest mall in the United States.” – Brittany
Graduating from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, with a degree in Fine Arts, Brittany spent most of her time in college exploring three dimentional artwork. With a decade of metal casting experience her sculptures were shown at the Missoula Art Museum in Montana and at Fort Hays State University in Hays Kansas. Both art showings were hosted by the Western Cast Iron Art Alliance (WCIAA) for the Western Cast Iron Art Conference.
Gradually Brittany started spending more time, and now primarily focuses, on two dimensional artwork again. The entire creative process, getting to know why the artwork she is creating for clients is special and striving to produce pieces that honor the story behind them is what draws her to this type of work. The same goes for the wall art she creates. Being able to capture the essence of special people, places and things is what motivates her and inspires her to create artwork that has a conversation and importance for others to enjoy.
“As a friend of mine and I were walking around the mall I told her I really wanted to work at a gallery we had waked by several times, drawing portraits. My friend imediately walked over to the manager and said “my friend wants to work here”. The manager gave me a photograph to draw and return, and when I brought the drawing back I was hired. I worked at the gallery drawing live portraits and portraits from photographs for almost six years with some of the most talented artists I know. The experience changed my life path and my relationship with art.” – Brittany
The healing nature that comes with creating art is also something Brittany is interested in and something she pays attention to while creating. The portraits she creates for customers represent people and moments very special to them and she uses this energy to create the artwork. In her other artworks she enjoys bringing special moments in time to attention that might be related to calm feelings, importatant social issues or other thought invoking visuals. She uses art to visually capture the complexities of reality around her.
Brittany has taught painting, portrait classes and other art forms throughout her career. Her experience ranges from teaching large groups of professional artists to folks who have not picked up a paint brush since grade school. No matter the person, she believes art has a positive impact and a healing nature.
“I have drawn people from all over the world with all different backgrounds and almost always people are so happy to receive custom artwork of their own to bring home to hang on their wall. It’s a special process to be part of.” – Brittany
With various mediums: oil paint, chalk pastels, charcoal, ink, acrylic paint, some metal sculpture, and digital art (like the illustrations you see on this website), Brittany’s goal is to visually capture life around her as she experiences it in a way that is relatable to others and uplifts their space and spirits.