Britnie is a Maryland based versatile artist and photographer, who graduated with a B.A. of Arts from Goucher College in 2013. In college, she majored in studio art, and was honored as a fine and performing arts scholar. While attending Goucher, she also studied abroad in Greece, exploring historical sites, art museums, and learning Greek mythology. Britnie also attended the young people’s studio for painting concentration at the Maryland Institute College of Art.
Her work has been featured recently in various collaborated exhibitions with galleries in the Mid-Atlantic area. Britnie was also the White House Christmas Ornament Artist of 2008, followed by various other awards and honors. In addition, her work has also been published in magazines such as Chestnut Review, Sonder Midwest Issue #4, Mud Season Review, Blue Mesa Review Issue #38, Abstract Magazine TV, and many more.
Her work captures energy through light, vibrant color, depth, and texture. The use of exaggerated brushstrokes and abstract color give her paintings life and voice. Her landscapes and abstract work consist of a variety of unconventional techniques, such as the method of mixing each individual color using acrylic paint, floetrol, silicone, and water. Together, they create “cell like” forms.
Britnie also achieves different designs and textures using household objects such as strainers, straws, and frosting spatulas. As a child who grew up near the Chesapeake Bay, her work is inspired by nature, often depicting the absence of human presence, liberation (“set free”) and freedom (“being free”). She reveals the personality of nature itself, while providing the viewer the opportunity to escape and appreciate all the beauty that surrounds us.
Britnie is now the owner of BNW Art, bringing joy to others through commissions and selling work on her online shop. She has also launched a Youtube channel, educating viewers on topics from hanging installations to painting tutorials.