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Beam Staff – Britta Anderson


Born and raised in Bismarck, North Dakota. Britta is currently here in North Carolina, obtaining her Master of Fine Arts, specializing in oil painting, at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Most recently she attained her Bachelor of Art Education, and Bachelor of Fine Art at Minnesota State University at Moorhead. Although Britta is still an active artist within the Fargo/Moorhead area, she plans to make North Carolina her new home, and to bring a little Midwest beauty to the community as an emerging artist throughout the area.

Britta’s research focuses on the work she produces, taking advantage of spontaneous and intense brushstrokes, juxtaposed with simple composition. She intends to capture her surroundings by achieving a supple painterly quality, between representation and abstraction, sense and nonsense. Britta invests in trying to grasp the tactile essence of natural environments and breaking it down into beauty or a sense of isolation.

Conceptually, Britta is interested in how pristine natural environments have been impacted by humans. She finds that we are losing the Utopian presence that nature once covered for miles. Nature needs a place where the hands of man have not rearranged it; therefore, by layering, texturing and scraping paint off the surface of her canvases, Britta evokes a tactile and vulnerable quality, demonstrating the power, beauty, and stillness that nature once longed for.