Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Interview with Britanee LeeAnn Sickles– Featured Artist May 2015

Britanee was our May 2015 Featured Artist Contest winner. A recent graduate of the Columbus College of Art and Design and new to the Toledo area, she learned about American Frame and our contest via a local artists group, PRIZM.

Classically trained in drawing and painting, she is captivated by the figure and works in portraiture and is most interested in the historic period between the late 1880s up to 1960. Raised as a Catholic and inspired by a trip she took as a young girl to the Vatican, she is heavily influenced by the iconic art of the church and is now merging that interest with her fascination with old Hollywood in her next series which she calls her ‘Celebrity Sainthood’ series as a social commentary on how we revere our ‘stars’ in American culture.

"Cheerio" by Britanee Sickles

 About her winning piece: “Cheerio,“  Britanee says “I have always been inspired by the past and this is evident in the painting. I wanted to capture a look of a smug aristocratic gentleman. Making people wonder who is this man and what is his place in society.”

Read Britanee's entire interview.


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