"In the shadow of the mountain there is shelter from the elements; plants, animals and people seek protection and find a home," says Brit. "I am drawn to the winter landscape, the focus is no longer on color, instead it is all about form, subtle shades and texture. The mixed media technique I use lends itself well to this pursuit as I blend embossed papers and paint."

- Brit J Oie

Shelter from the Storm

Acrylic paint and embossed paper on stretched canvas
Painting wraps around edges
Varnished and Ready to hang

Signed on side

40" h x 40" w x 1.5" d
8 lbs. 4 oz.



Brit J Oie
Weaverville, North Carolina

Getting to Know Brit J

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.