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Britt Bair

Follow Me, Britt Bair, Acrylic and Mixed Media

Artist Statement

Color and light are the elements that inspire me most. As a ‘plein air’ artist I see how the air affects light, creating a glow that brings vibrance and energy into the moment. I take that feeling of light and try to incorporate it into my abstracts. 
Recently, I have been exploring beyond representation and into abstraction, with light as the foundation for my process. Painting large abstractions opens my mind  and helps me let go of the exactness of an image- it’s a feeling of freedom I have long sought in my work. With this approach I can experiment more with color, painting with bold strokes of paint while using mark making to add something distinctive into every piece. 
When painting abstract, I express myself through intuition. I imagine a place in time that brings me joy. I paint fast and furiously, intent on bringing order to the chaos in my mind. I am narrating my own personal story using layers of paint to create depth and calmness, while mark making adds vibrancy and life. Each painting is a unique story, a special moment. 
My hope is to create a unique painting that someone can relate to, where they can interpret and recall a place in their own story, and enjoy a sense of light and happiness.
Prices upon request
Commissions upon request

 

Biography

Britt Bair has been a professional artist for 25 years and works in a variety of medium but mostly acrylic and mixed media. She has won many awards at local shows and has painted in Europe, Canada, Florida, Rhode Island and throughout New England.

Her work can be seen at galleries, museums, art centers, libraries and many local venues throughout New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island and Florida. She is currently represented by the Townley Gallery and Gallery 104 in Tribeca, NYC, Geary Gallery in Darien, CT, Avondale Arts in Watch Hill, RI, and Steve Lyons Gallery in Chatham, MA.

She is a member of the Rowayton Arts Center, New Canaan Art Center and the Darien Art Center. Her work may be found in private collections from California to New York and Europe.

Britt is also the co-founder of the Wilson Avenue Loft Artists, a group of 16 artists in 15 studios and a gallery space at 225 Wilson Avenue in South Norwalk, CT and past co-president of the Fairfield County ‘Plein Air’ Painters, a group of 45 artists who paint outside from May through October and show locally.

Britt Bair graduated from Colby Sawyer College in New London, NH with a Liberal Arts degree and the University of California Riverside with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Studio Art and Photography. Her career began as a Graphic Designer and Photography Rep in New York City.

 

Artist Timeline

Britt Bair
Studio Visits by Appointment Only
203.247.2453
britbair@aol.com
www.brittbair.com

Vero Beach Museum of Art,
Education:
1979 Liberal Arts, Colby Sawyer College, New London NH
1981 Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art and Photography, University of California Riverside, Riverside CA

Solo Exhibitions:
2017 "Back Porch Bovines" Estias Back Porch Cafe, Darien , CT
2015 "Cows" a solo exhibition at Upper Crust Bakery & Cafe, Darien CT
2012 "Cakes and Cows" Brendan's 101, Rowayton, CT
2007 Donut Inn, Darien, CT
2001 Rowayton Arts Center, Rowayton CT

Exhibits:
2017 "Big Anniversary Small Works" South Norwalk, CT
2017 "Artists of Grove Street Plaza" Darien, CT
2017 "Down on the Farm" With Lisa Thoren, Darien Nature Center, Darien CT
​2017 "ReAwaken" WALA, ArtWorks on the Green, Norwalk, CT
2016 "Sense of Place" WALA Open Studios, South Norwalk, CT
2016 "Artists of Grove Street Plaza", Darien, CT
2016 "Nukitchens Nuart", South Norwalk, CT
2015 "" WALA Open Studios, South Norwalk, CT
2015 First Annual "Artists in Grove Street Plaza" Darien, CT
2015 RAC 'Plein Air' Show, Rowayton CT- First place winner
2015 57th Annual Darien Art Center Juried Art Show, Darien, CT-Second Place Winner
2015 "Cows" a solo exhibition at Upper Crust Bakery & Cafe, Darien CT
2014 "Explorations" WALA Open Studios, South Norwalk, CT
2014 56th Annual Darien Art Center Juried Art Show, Darien, CT-Second Place Winner
2014 52nd Annual CCNS Art Show, Rowayton, CT
2014 FCPAP "Water Views" Brendan's 101, Rowayton, CT
2014 FCPAP "Pink Day" Gilberties Herb Farm, Westport, CT
2014 FCPAP Roton Point Annual Art Show, Rowayton, CT
2013 Wilson Avenue Loft Artists Open Studios, South Norwalk, CT
2013 WALA Art Show, Brendan's 101, Rowayton, CT
2013 55th Annual Darien Art Center Juried Show and Sale, Darien Arts Center, 2 Renshaw Rd, Darien, CT
2013 51st Annual CCNS Art Show, 4 Trolley Place, Rowayton, CT
2013 4th Annual Art for Aids Benefit, Artspace, Hartford, CT
2013 JUNIOR LEAGUE'S 21st ANNUAL ART SHOW, Fairfield, CT
2013 WALA Open Studios, South Norwalk, CT
2012 "Recent Works", WALA Open Studios, South Norwalk, CT
2012 "Words Matter", WALA, Wilton Library, Wilton, CT
2012 "To the Table", Darien Historical Society Juried Art Show, Darien, CT- Second Place Winner
2012 "Cadre", The Mayor's Gallery, 5th floor of the City Hall building, Norwalk, CT
2012 "Water Views", Fairfield County Plein Air Painters, Roton Point Club, Rowayton CT
2012 Darien Arts Center Annual Art Show, Darien, CT
2012 CCNS Art Show, Rowayton, CT
2011 WALA Open Studios, South Norwalk, CT
2010 "Citywide Open Studios", Norwalk CT
2010 Roton Point Art Show, Rowayton, CT
2010 Darien Art Center, Darien CT
2010 "Current Inspirations", WALA Open Studios, South Norwalk CT
2010 "Selections from the Wilson Avenue Loft Artists", Maritime Center Garage Gallery, Norwalk CT
2010 Rowayton Art Center Show, Rowayton,CT
2009 "Monothon 2009, Center for Contemporary Print Making, Norwalk, CT 
2009 "Artworks Darien", Darien CT
2009 Wildbunch Group Show-"Desserts", Wilton Library, Wilton CT
2009 "Remember This"-show with Lori Glavin, HSBC Bank, Norwalk CT
2009 Kittery Art Association, Kittery ME
2009 Fairfield County Plein Air Painters-Darien Land Trust Fundraiser, Darien Library, Darien CT
2009 Darien Art Center- Second Place winner, Darien CT
2008 "Artworks Darien", Exhibited at Good Goods, Darien CT

Memberships and Affiliations:
Darien Arts Center, Darien CT
Rowayton Arts Center, Rowayton CT
New Canaan Society for the Arts, New Canaan, CT
Vero Beach Museum of Art, Vero Beach, FL

Galleries:
Townley Gallery, Tribeca, NYC
Geary Gallery, Darien, CT
Darien Butcher Shop, Darien CT
Steve Lyons Gallery, Chatham,MA
Avondale Arts, Watch Hill, RI

2007-2017  
Co-Founder and Co-President Wilson Avenue Loft Artists, Norwalk CT
1998-2015  
Co-President of Fairfield County Plein Air Painters