On exhibit at the Connection: Crystal City Pop-Up Library September 7 - November 1, 2019.
I incorporate my own observations of the natural world in an attempt to draw a parallel between ourselves and the larger environments we inhabit. In my abstract work I explore the relationship between imagery and memory through color, texture, and pattern. I am naturally drawn to bold and exuberant patterns and colors, which play a significant role in how I recall my own important memories. I work primarily in acrylic and oil paint on a variety of surfaces. Occasionally I will incorporate other materials or objects into my work to achieve a specific textural effect.
Brittany Root is a visual artist who trained in oil painting but through her larger commissioned works retrained in acrylic painting techniques. She enjoys working in a variety of mediums including oil, pastel, acrylic, and pen and ink. Ms. Root creates artwork on commission for private homes and commercial enterprises.
She is currently the lead researcher on the Otto H. Bacher Catalog Raisonné Project and teaches cartooning at Art House 7 in Arlington, VA. She serves on the board of directors for McLean Project for the Arts (MPA) organizing exhibition auctions, and assisting with programming for adult art education. Ms. Root has a passion for arts education and working with children of all ages to realize their creative potential.
Ms. Root earned an MAM (Master of Arts Management) from Carnegie Mellon University; BA from Georgetown University with a double major in History and Studio Art. She lives in Arlington, VA with her husband, three kids, and cat.