Britnie Walston is a versatile Maryland-based artist who captures energy through light and vibrant colors. Living near the Chesapeake Bay, her work is inspired by nature; often depicting the absence of human presence, liberation (“set free”) and freedom (“being free”).
Her abstract work consists of a variety of unconventional techniques to capture elements of color and texture. One of the most used techniques in her abstract paintings is the method of mixing each individual color using acrylic paint, floetrol, silicone, and water, followed by a blow torch. Together, they create cellular forms. Britnie also achieves different designs and textures using household objects such as strainers, straws, and frosting spatulas.
Her landscapes reveal the personality of nature while providing the viewer the opportunity to escape and appreciate all the beauty that surrounds us. Though her diverse range of work requires different creative processes and mediums, they all are influenced by the same subject matter: freedom.