Meet the Artist: Brittany Selfe Paynter

Diverse in talent, obsessed with her family, Brittany also likes to paint rocks.

I believe that all people have creative ability. Mine manifests itself through charcoal, oil paint, watercolor, ceramics and crafting. My most influential art teacher, Irene Sukle, encouraged creative exploration in all mediums in the four years I studied under her. She instilled in me a love and discipline for creating that I never wish to lose. I am a mother, Illustrator, Gallery Manager at MC Art Studio, and Art Teacher for Creative Spirit Studios (my independent art business.)

I have journeyed to South Africa, South Korea, Chile, Argentina and Peru. Travelling via backpack, bus, plane and boat to see what this world had to offer. From the Maribou Storks of South Africa, to the food and lifestyle of South Korea, and eventually a 4 month break from life to visit South America, I gathered memories, treasures and photos to inspire my work. There are special places in the States that I also hold dear to my heart for inspiration behind my art.

Living in Northeast Ohio, I fell in love with the woods behind my house where the hemlocks surround the shale and sandstone creek, I had always sort of known, but never noticed just how beautiful and cool the rock outcroppings were. This appreciation led to the series, "Paradise". The technique with which I began painting in oils has spilled into other observational work such as the "Glass Galaxy" series and various geological studies from my travels. In 2017, I gave birth to my son, Porter, at home in our hot tub (read about it here!) . It was transformative and empowering. Settling into stay-at-home mom life, I illustrated the book, "Inspired Birth- Affirmations for the Childbearing Year". Learn more on my Inspired Birth page.

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Featured Art in the Mart Artist at UH Hospital Geauga March 3rd, 2021 - July 12th, 2021


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