“I get inspiration from my everyday life.”
– Hayao Miyazak
About Brittany Perry
Hello, my name is Brittany Perry and I was born an artist.
From a young age I knew I loved the arts. I danced, played music, but my passion was for fine arts. Drawing was my favourite, but I wanted to expand my creative knowledge and try new things. Through the encouragement of those around me, I followed my passion to Calgary to attend the Alberta College of Art and Design. I graduated in 2010 with a Bachelor Degree in Fine Arts, majoring in painting. I now reside in Regina, Saskatchewan where I create my art from my home studio.
The fine arts program let me experiment with a variety of materials and explore new art styles. My favourite style has always been portraiture, because it allows me to focus on the fine details of a person or animal. Each individual has a set of features or characteristics that make them who they are. It is those features that I study and use to bring their personalities to life.
Graphite is my preferred medium when working on portraits of people. There is a precision to pencil work that compliments the fine details of a person. Watercolour is a beautiful medium for animal and wildlife portraits. We see them in colour on a daily basis so by using colour it makes them appear more lifelike. I enjoy mixed media and collage for my dainty “sweetheart” creations. These are whimsical character illustrations that I make from cut paper and watercolour. The combination of materials gives each piece a tactile and playful look. On occasion, I work large scale, painting bright abstracts and one-of-a-kind landscapes. They let me play with colour and explore a more free form style.
My art practice is more of an art journey - always growing and evolving. I work in a variety of styles and mediums because I have a love for each one. Allowing myself to explore keeps my creativity flowing. Maya Angelou says it best, “You can’t use up creativity. The more you use the more you have.”