Britnie Walston is a traditional and abstract artist, focusing on energy through bold color, movement, and texture. As a result, she strives to make the painting to be an experience for the viewer. As an artist, she has over 10 years of professional experience and knowledge of traditional painting, drawing, photography, and graphic design. She received her bachelor of arts degree from Goucher College (2013), a private liberal arts college, which provided her with a versatile knowledge of techniques, materials, and subjects. Her experience in the art industry continues to grow through research and self-teaching.
While in college, she majored in studio art studying art history, and a variety of fine art subjects including painting, sculpture, and printmaking. She received a fine and performing arts scholarship and had the pleasure of exhibiting her work in a solo art show in 2012, followed by a collaborated art show in 2013. In the summer of 2012, Britnie also studied abroad in Greece, exploring historical sites, architecture, and museums with the University of Maryland College Park. Her studies also included independent art studies and critiquing classes.
As part of her bachelor’s degree in studio art, she worked as an intern and gallery assistant for nonprofit art galleries such as the Towson Arts Collective and Maryland Artisan Guild, in addition to the Lenrow Gallery at her college. In these roles, she met and communicated with local and nonlocal artists to prepare for receptions and install art shows, used Photoshop to create flyers for exhibitions and events for art internships, researched grants and funding, and managed the gallery through assisting with artwork pick up, loading, and sales transactions. In the summer of 2011, Britnie was also an art counselor at Towson University for 48 6-8 year olds for summer art camp. In addition, she also served as a studio technician for the sculpture studio maintaining and overseeing students with machinery, equipment, and chemicals until graduating. Recently, Britnie also had her work published in the Blue Mesa Review Magazine and Abstract Magazine TV in 2018.
Raised on the Eastern Shore, she spent a lot of time by the ocean. She really enjoys nature, and painting it as well; especially sunsets. When she paints landscapes, it is a way of escaping, and helps her relive those memories. She also enjoys how it makes her feel free and expressive.
What Britnie enjoys most about art, is how she can incorporate her own feelings and emotions into it. Although she does love painting landscapes, she most recently began venturing into the wonderful world of acrylic fluid painting. Britnie loves the same feeling that painting landscapes gives her, which is the feeling of freedom. She also enjoys and focuses on the experimentation of colors and chemicals, which give varying results. She loves the mystery and surprise of it all! Britnie also refers to herself as a versatile artist, as she dabbles in a variety of other subjects including graphic design and jewelry making. Art is her passion all around, and believes art's limitless and the possibilities are endless!