We are excited to share the work of Brittni Hall in our Art at Argo’s Winter exhibit, “Ethereal Flora”. When we first saw Brittni’s work it was an instant connection. We love the vibrant color and impasto brush strokes to her paintings. They truly reach out and pull you in. The timing seemed perfect to release her work during Valentine’s season as the essence of romance is truly captured in her seductive paintings.
About the Artist
Born and raised in Columbus, Ohio, Brittni currently resides in Grandview where she creates her art. She has a BFA, with a focus in Art and Technology from The Ohio State University. She works as a front-end web developer for downtown Columbus-based Bonfire Red. Brittni states, “Art has always been a passion of mine. Even from an early age I always gravitated toward art classes as a form of self and creative expression. Though my career landed me in the technology field, art remains a driving force in my life. Whether it’s a photo, nature, or an image I see while driving, I constantly seek to create. So brush to canvas, I do just that.”
Hall has been painting since she was very young, but oil painting is fairly new for her. She explores mixing and combining colors in her paintings and designs. She uses oil paints with a quick-drying impasto (a thick-spread paint that stands out from the surface) to thin it for better application with a palette knife, which she utilizes in addition to brushes. She mostly paints on canvas, but recently began painting on wood.
“I’ll make the wood look aged, give it a clear gesso to protect it from the oil paint and then see what I can create,” she says.
About “Ethereal Flora”.
The paintings featured are oil on canvas. They feature flowers and combinations of colors painted in an abstract way.
“I am very excited to present Ethereal Flora. My inspiration for each of these pieces comes from living in Columbus, Ohio. The vibrancy of Grandview and the Short North help me create the different color combinations. While the colors are vibrant, my hope is to convey a sense of tranquility with each piece. Some of the pieces are coated in epoxy which gives the piece a glass-like appearance and enhances the true beauty of the colors. Others are coated in varnish to give them just a pop of shine.”
Explore the paintings of Brittni Hall at Argo & Lehne’s art collection from January 15 – March 31. You may also preview her work on our website in advance. If you would like to see all of our Art at Argo’s current and previous exhibits follow our “Art at Argo’s” Pinterest page.