Brittany Brett, of Manhattan, New York is committed to documenting the causes and effects in life: the willed and the involuntary. Whether it be a photograph or painting, her work is embodied with raw and unrestricted emotion. For over a decade, Brett has focused on equine paintings. Through her signature use of oils, love of anatomy and virtuosity she continuously captivates her viewers.
Brittany is from Jupiter, Florida. She began her education in the arts in West Palm Beach and grew up on her family farm, a Non Profit horse rescue and therapeutic riding center for the disabled where she continues to be an instructor during the season in FL. The juxtaposition of the two organically led to her career as an Equestrian artist. Brittany holds degrees in both Photography and Painting from the Savannah College of Art and Design, where she competed on the number one Nationally Ranked Equestrian Team for four consecutive years. She continued her education in New York at the International Center of Photography, Art Students League of New York and frequented the Society of Illustrators. She also spearheaded an Arts program for victims of Human Trafficking in Harlem at GEMS, The Girls Educational Mentoring Service. She is currently a member of the International Equine Artist Association.Today, her studios are located between Jupiter, FL, New York City and Southampton, NY, while travelling internationally for various photography projects. Her work has been exhibited in cities and towns such as Bridgehampton, NY, East Hampton, NY, Greenwich, CT, West Palm Beach, FL, Wellington, FL, New York City and Provence, France.
Brittany’s photography displays a documentary approach while her passion for painting is translated in her attention to lighting and color. Her recent work includes collections from SICAB, the International Trade Fair fully dedicated to the purebred Spanish horse in Sevilla, Spain as well as a documenting herds of wild horses in the Black Mountains of Wales. Brittany continues to return home to Palm Beach each winter to photograph the Wellington horse show and polo season. One of her focuses has been photographing the best playing ponies of major polo matches; recording not only the animal, but diligently creating a preservation of the spirit of each individual being awarded. In 2012, her painting of Darragh Kenny’s ‘Quintessence’ was chosen as the iconic Hampton Classic Horse Show poster. The original work is now in the King of Morocco’s private collection, who has a passion for International Showjumping. Her oil painting commissions are often lifesize or larger, ranging from the likes of a five foot by eight foot Olympic Dressage portrait to a full body portrait of a jumper (horse) which is in a permanent collection in California. Dacia Gallery of New York City featured an oil painting portrait of jockey, Mike Smith, the winner of the 2018 Triple Crown. Her racehorse paintings and drawings are currently located in a private collection in Savannah, GA.
Oil paintings have been featured in SCAD equine studies brochures, 'Hamptons Magazine', on two covers of 'Dan's Papers' and as an invitation for The Palm Beach Easter Seals Kentucky Derby Day Party. In 2011 Brittany Brett was commissioned to design the official 'TurtleFest' poster for The Loggerhead Marinelife Center, located in Juno Beach, Florida. She donated the 100 percent of sales from the original art and posters to the Marinelife Center.Over the years she has donated works to many organizations, such as The Museum of Polo, Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, American Breast Cancer Foundation and The Rape Crisis Center of the Coastal Empire.
Brittany currently resides in the Lower East Side of Manhattan. She is a working artist in the midst of pursuing a broad spectrum of projects. Brett is highly influenced by history and progressive ideas. Her photography concentrates on documenting current events while she advances her painting techniques by creating innovative bodies of work. Each day Brittany Brett is "Enriching humanity with the power of art to create dynamic change"