It’s finally Thursday! This has truly been the slowest most horrible week ever. I am one of the unfortunate Houstonians who lost power and water this week due to the winter storm. I lost power Sunday night and remained powerless for two days. Houston hasn't been this cold in February for at least 122 years. Temperatures reached as low as 10 degrees with sleet, snow, and iced roads. During the blackout, my time was distributed in my bed under four blankets because my house was 45 degrees and in my car to charge appliances. By day three power was restored to my home but with rolling blackouts. Every four hours we lost power for at least an hour. Nevertheless, some power was better than none. As for water on day three it was none existent upstairs with low water pressure downstairs. Day four we have power with low water pressure and toilets have to be refilled with water we stored in our tub to flush. Although I feel as if I have been through hell and back I still smile and relish the small wins such as power. Moments like these remind me of similar emotions I felt when I created my painting “Usps gloom technologies euphoria”. This college is the perfect college that was created when I encountered an equally gloomy time in 2012. The models all smile but what is behind the smile could they all be in denial of their circumstances or even their reality. We all hide the pain with a smile at some time or another. What pain could Mona Lisa be hiding behind the smile that she neglects to go admit?
My brain is cooking with new ideas for future compositions. This is a sculpture of Venus I sculpted on a computer monitor. My artwork has really evolved and changed over the years. I have been painting at least since the age of 4, sold my first painting at an art auction at 10, and had my first museum show with the Contemporary art museum of Houston at 17. Over the past 30 years, my art evolved into the mixed media works of art that are produced today. I’ve truly made my own style of creating combining cut, and paste methods, painting, and sculpture.
“Venus lady of grace ”
Measurement: 26x17x2.75 Inches
Medium: Acrylic, glitter, ink on top of a computer monitor
“Asteroids in the night sky” was one of my favorite paintings to create and is a diamond in the rough. This painting was originally created for a celestial exhibition for @mexic_arte but never made it to the exhibition because of a time constraint with shipping.
“Asteroids in the night sky” is available and can be purchase today with All Art Works https://allartworks.net/a-e/asteroids-in-the-night-sky?rq=brittany%20
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The phrase HollowDolls derives from the integrated feeling of hollowness resulting from the emptiness of awareness, maturity, and nostalgia. On occasion, I live in the memories of the past reflecting on times before the loss of family and interwoven relationships. A time where blissful ignorance was present.
Since the loss of my father fleeting images of the past became moments of interest adjacent to the present. I can be just as hollow as the subjects portrayed within my artworks but climbing out of the emptiness is the true journey. Hollowness results from emptiness when moments of the present are negated. Everything in life is created, evolve, and cease to exist. Each series I’ve created became a
promotion of acceptance of the present. The nostalgia experienced within the past are
feelings that are obtainable in the present by pursuing our aspirations.
Every now and then an artist makes a boo boo! I forgot to fill in the white handle of my coffee cup! Before bed on occasion I like to sneak in a quick sketch! This was an image I took of myself when I realized I was all out of coffee! Has anyone else worked so intensely they reached for there coffee to realized they were sipping air?
Work in progress update! As mentioned last week I began working on a portrait of my mother from an image I always admired. This Is an image If her before children and even before she married my dad. She might have been engaged to him at the time but she diffidently wasn't married to him yet. I love this image because this was a side of my mother I didn't know. No knowing her as someone other than my mom created an allure of how she was then.
As children we all have images that resonate with memories of our youth. These images makes us reminisce about simpler times and remember lost loved ones that have past. I will forever think of my grandmothers when I see landscape paintings with blue grass or a dusty sunrise that overlook trees.
This week I began working on a picture of my mother I always admired as a child. I'll always remember admiring old photos of my family members in my fathers mothers scrap books. Everyone was glamorous and retro in the images of them in the 50s, 60s, and 70s. This image was a picture of my mother before children and before she married my dad. She might have been engaged to him at the time but she diffidently wasn't married to him yet. I love this image because this was a side of my mother I didn't know. No knowing her as someone other than my mom created an allure of how she was then.
Two new commissions completed with custom frames! My clients wanted two images of children on the beach representing her kids. Email me directly at email@example.com with your Portrait, still life, or eclectic composition request! Each commission price will be tailors to each individual project and its complexities.
Happy Monday everyone!
Hopefully you had a fun and safe Fourth of July weekend. On the fourth I decided to hunt for the home that inspired my artwork Tuscany in Houston. Every now and then I find inspiration even when I’m not looking for it. While I was driving to an art event I got stopped at a red light. While I sat at this light I turned to my left and noticed the most beautiful home through my window. This beautiful southern home looked as if it didn’t belong in Houston, but rather in Tuscany. Viewing this home provided a momentary escape to a place I have never been. This Fourth I wanted to revisit not only this home but the feelings I felt when I saw it. Although the Tuscan home looked the same the botanicals were different having no florals in sight.
Brittany lives and works in Houston, Texas where she was born and raised. Growing up with a car artist father, and an educator mother she was taught to follow her dreams and accomplish her goals. Her experience in the art world has taught her to incorporate what she loves and what she knows to create innovative works of art.