Every month we like to spread the love by sending a 1 gallon kit to a couple of artists who have tagged us on Instagram ... and then we share their work with the world!
Congratulations to artist Brianna McFarland ... our second lucky winner for September!
"May you always have open breezy spaces in your mind"
When she came across author Sanober Khan's quote a few years ago, it prompted Brianna to reflect on what art means for her. For Brianna, the process of making art gives her a feeling of freedom and endless possibility ... the open breezy spaces in her mind's eye to which Khan refers. When Brianna was considering names at the start of her artist's journey, the name Breezy Spaces was a natural fit.
Brianna says: "Art has always been a bit of a release for me. It frees my mind from the stresses of everyday life. Creating things makes me happy and fulfils me."
With a BA in Art from the University of Wyoming, Brianna came from a creative family who encouraged her artistic development from a very young age. Brianna dabbled in drawing, painting, sculpture but it was her recent discovery of alcohol ink that changed her trajectory.
Brianna has spent a fair amount of time studying and experimenting with alcohol ink techniques and its seemingly endless applications. She loves the vibrancy and versatility it adds, which is further intensified under a coat of resin. Brianna notes that "the metallics pop and the colors look so intense under resin!" It also unifies her collages and adds a unique dimension that you simply can't get from custom framing.
Surrounded by Wyoming's natural beauty, Brianna is inspired by her home state's wildlife, geology and spectacular landscapes and these are often the subject of her paintings.
Brianna shares: "To create my animals, I paint the alcohol ink on yupo paper and then cut out animal silhouettes based on templates that I drew. I then paste the silhouettes on wood panels that I have either painted or stained and cover them in a few coats of resin. Sometimes, I mix pigment into the resin to add shimmer or sparkle to the work.Take a look ...
To see more of Brianna's beautiful work:
follow her on Instagram at @breezyspaces
Don't forget ... tag YOUR ArtResin work with @art_resin on Instagram, and YOU could be our next monthly winner!!!