Growing up in the colorful city of San Francisco and studying art in historic Florence, Italy has given Britten a wide range of artistic abilities. With experience as a graphic, portrait, and mural artist, Britten has found her true expression in the contemporary art world. Britten starts every painting with a hand made alder wood frame, stretched with organic cotton canvas. After gesso, she applies a water based layer, giving the painting texture. Layers of gold, silver, and copper leaf, are then followed by French milled, museum quality, oil paint and resin. This unique layering technique gives her paintings a luminous quality that range from a peaceful ethereal feeling to a vibrant zing. Britten resides in Colorado; her creativity mirrors an internal landscape of emotion inspired by Colorado’s open space. She paints with the skill and aesthetic sensitivity acquired from experience and a fearless exploration of endless possibilities.
My paintings are evolving, as we all are. I have always explored the unknown, played with the mystery of creation, yet lately I find myself unveiling even more in my art. Rather than look at something and paint it, I translate something I feel into an image. I see that I paint a view of life from the inside out. Internally ignited, shapes and forms have dynamic presence and colors reflect a hypersensitive spectrum. Incandescence, luminosity, and radiance inspire me. From this internal perspective of meditative contemplation, light creates a path to follow, regardless of recognizable content. A new paradigm is offered by a shift in perspective. The unknown becomes beautiful and alive with potential.