ART: Aesthetic Revolutionary Theory | britten Elizabeth

How do artists make something from nothing? britten paints the world she wants through A.R.T., her Aesthetic Revolutionary Theory. Beauty disappears the line between fantasy and reality, awe-inspiring a range of emotions, and found infinitely in nature.

Growing up in the colorful city of San Francisco, studying art in Florence, Italy, and now living in Colorado, britten believes “Perception has infinite possibilities, just as color does, and I like to play with both.” There is no separation between Britten’s life as an artist and her personal life. Life and her paintbrush effuse endless possibilities as she explores boundless creativity and bold perspectives. As an accomplished and globally collected, contemporary artist, she views life as her greatest masterpiece. 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, oil paint and resin, layering gives her paintings a luminous quality that range from a peaceful ethereal feeling to a vibrant zing. Her creativity mirrors an internal landscape of emotion inspired by Colorado’s open space.

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