In the StillnessBrit J Oie
Acrylic paint and embossed paper on Stretched canvas
Painting wraps around edges
Varnished and Ready to hang
24 " h x 24 " w x 1.5 " d |3 lbs. 2 oz.
Brit describes this delicate abstraction as the place where land and sea meet in the stillness of winter. Rich purple mountains in the distance and reflected in the water give way to soft yellow and grey light in all directions. "The wisdom of the natural world tells us that a time of rest is important - wintertime is a season for reflection and renewal of energies before the new life of spring can emerge," says Brit. The highly textured surface and low relief effects are created by a combination of embossed papers and layering of acrylic paint.
Weaverville, North Carolina
Artist Brit J Oie grew up in a small rural town on the west coast of Norway where nature was her playground and creativity was a way of life. The men in her family were woodworkers and the women did knitting, sewing and weaving. Brit started her art career as a weaver in Norway. After marrying an American and moving to the United States, she went back to school for a degree in Fine Art. During her senior exhibition, Brit developed her mixed media technique using embossed papers and acrylic paint, which is a culmination of all the styles she has previously mastered. Today, she works in a light-filled studio in the River Arts District of Asheville, NC. Her work is held in numerous private collections in the U.S. and Norway as well as the University of North Carolina, Asheville. Outside of the studio, Brit enjoys hiking, gardening and soaking in outdoor hot springs, relaxing and taking in the river view.