Rick Brittain (1957-2019)
Artist and home:
Rick Brittain, my wife Shirley and I live outside of Kentville in the Valley
Background & Occupation:
Just retired from30 years at Michelin tire
Artist Inspiration & Influence:
Always drew and created things from a small child,first painted in my teens then off and on through the years often making things for my 2 daughters. Started selling in my mid 40 s after building 100 s of birdhouses out of recycled wood and driftwood, began painting again at the encouragement of Inga Hatton, who liked my things.
Growing up in Yarmouth near the sea and living in the country around animmals,my first pictures were all of my horses.A trip ro Brier island about 15 years ago inspired me greatly and we go there for a week every summer.
Art Methods & Techniques:
Always apapting,paint on wood of diff. Textures ,usually with acrylics so there are always new things and challenges withh each picture,mainly because of the nature of fthe wood.
A pic of one of my carved birds on the cover of Canadian Crossword and 2 pics used in the Healer, filmed in Lun.(I think they used them,never saw the movie, can’t seem to download it, Inga has helped me greatly.
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