Lives and works in Newcastle, NSW, Australia
Brittany Ferns is an Australia-based mixed media artist, whose work derives from an attention to nature and her immediate environment. Ferns’ work starts with creating a unique surface to work on-using thick linen, muslin and burlap on board. Next comes the layering of mediums; adding either raw pigments to plaster, Japanese rice papers, acrylics and oil paints. The process involves the physical motion of adding and taking away, revealing the history of the artwork and underlying imperfections.
“I want the energy of each piece to diffuse outward and affect the viewer.”