It’s no secret how smitten we are with Atlanta artist Britt Bass Turner, so it was obvious who my next feature of #TheCreateSeries would be. A stunning, colorful abstract by this talented Lady instantly takes any space to the next level. To prove it, just take a peek at her client gallery…her abstracts are spotted on the walls of many a gorgeous interior. I knew I wanted to hear what inspires her work and how she keeps that creativity flowing.
You’ll remember that her art was quite the hero on the gallery wall of MKR’s upstairs loft, and if you’ve visited our Atlanta #TheBrickandMortar store, you’ll remember the impressive collection gracing the walls (as seen on Instagram here, here, here and here).
Britt offers 1-day workshops that I’m just dying to attend, especially after we shared MKR’s wonderful experience last year. After visiting Britt’s studio last year, I couldn’t wait to get my hands on a piece of my own. See, MKR has had her own amazing piece commissioned by Britt, and I’m now inspired to follow suit (stay tuned!).
And so without further ado, let’s hear from the talented Lady herself. Cheers, Kat
WOM: How did you get started?
BBT: When I graduated art school from UGA, I picked up a couple part-time jobs and made tons of work in my free time. I made a website, opened my online shop, signed up for every art show I could find, and worked my fanny off. It’s been steady organic growth over the past four years until now. I never had a viral moment, but lots of great opportunities coupled with a unique style and hard work.
WOM: What inspires your art?
BBT: All of the visual information that I’m exposed to in my every day life. Mostly colors and shapes and landscapes I find in the foliage and vignettes of the south.
WOM: What has been your favorite project you’ve worked on?
BBT: One of my favorite projects was my painting for PCC the Grove last year where I progressively painted a massive 8×15′ painting in four layers throughout the year. I loved watching the painting physically alter in the midst of time change and natural growth of the community.
WOM: How you keep your ‘creative tank’ full?
BBT: This is so important! In order to keep my creative tank full I need to be rested and have my physical mental and emotional tanks full too. In order to do this, I give myself social media time-outs, I take off afternoons when I need to, and I try to never work nights and weekends. I fill up on community, reading, long walks, and lots of laughter and gratitude. When all that is good, I am able to receive inspiration and get inspired to make great work!