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BRITT@BRITTFORD.US | 973.224.0541

ARTIST STATEMENT

Britt Ford is a Tampa, FL based 30-year-old multi discipline self-taught artist from Hoboken, New Jersey.

 

Since 2015, Britt has been mastering her method of thermographic embossed artwork. Britt started making thermographic embossed maps and illustrations because she was tired of seeing the mass produced, 2D artwork in stores.

 

Thermographic embossing is a rare medium and Britt fell in love with the process early on. It starts with the glue pen and embossing powder. Britt then takes a fine brush and moves the embossing powder to create clean lines. The final step of using the heat gun is her favorite part. When the heat hits the glue and powder it all melts together and creates a one of a kind piece every time.

 

Britt’s relationship with the glue and embossing powder melting together brings her senses in line and provide tranquility and peace. The uncertainty of how the melting of two materials will result really encapsulates how unique the process is.

 

Britt has created thousands of personalized unique treasures for clients. Britt has displayed her work at Britt Ford Pop Up, The Showcase and New Works shows and continues to display her work in group shows today.

 

In 2016, Britt was commissioned to paint her first large scale mural for a private client in Hoboken’s historical Neumann Leather Factory. Britt has gone on to paint vivid retro style murals for the city of Jersey City, private clients in New York City and Southern Florida.

 

Originally, Hoboken’s rich history was the basis of Britt’s inspiration, but Florida has provided Britt with so much growth and exploration. Inspired by her surroundings, Britt wanted to incorporate what she loved, into larger spatial surroundings. Tampa helped push Britt’s artwork to be more bright, exuberant and fun. Britt loves working with rich colors and has really embraced the culture and pace of Florida.
 

Utilizing thermographic embossing like no other has done before, Britt is pioneering the next step through a new method. Britt’s art starts from her desire to show others what she has uncovered and finds truly beautiful and create an irreplaceable masterpiece. Britt believes that art adds beauty and hope to the world.

 

Britt specializes in thermographic embossed paintings and large-scale hand painted murals.

EDUCATION

 

Dickinson College – Bachelor of Arts – 2013

SOLO SHOWS

November 2016

     Hoboken Studio Tour – Hoboken, New Jersey

 

August 2016

     Trout Gallery – Hague, New York

GROUP SHOWS

March 2019

            The Showcase – Mason Civic League – Hoboken, New Jersey

 

March 2018

            New Works 2018 – Garden Level Gallery – Jersey City, New Jersey

 

December 2017

            New Works – Field Colony – Hoboken, New Jersey

 

September 2017

            Jersey City Art & Studio Tour – The Triangle Building – Jersey City, New Jersey

            Jersey City Art & Studio Tour – The Hutton – Jersey City, New Jersey

 

April 2017

            Art in Bloom – Harding, New Jersey

            Atlantic Center for the Arts – New Smyrna Beach, Florida

 

April 2016

            12’’ x 12’’ Show – Roig Gallery – Hoboken, New Jersey

MURALS

August 2020

           "Beach Park Garden" – Beach Park Montessori School – Tampa, Florida

 

April 2020

           "Palm Jungle" – Tamarind Bay Apartments  – St. Petersburg, Florida

 

March 2020

           "Urban Beats" – Bronx Housing Project Murals (8) – Bronx, New York

July 2019

           "McGinley Map" - McGinley Square Mural - Jersey City, New Jersey

July 2018

            “Geometric Groove” - Baldwin Avenue Mural – Jersey City, New Jersey

 

June 2015

            Indoor Commercial Mural – Neumann Leather Building – Hoboken, New Jersey

AVAILABLE WORK

FLAMINGOS

Flock Around Town - 20'' x 20'' float mounted to 23.5'' x 23.5''

Fancy Flock - 17'' x 32'' float mounted to 21'' x 36''

Frannie - 11'' x 17''

Ladies Who Lunch One - 11'' x 17''

Ladies Who Lunch Two - 11'' x 17

PALM JUNGLE

Palm Jungle XL - 19.75'' x 23.75'' matted to 25'' x 29.5''

Palm Jungle I - 11'' x 13'' matted to 17.5'' x 21.5''

Palm Jungle II - 8'' x 10'' matted to 12.5'' x 15.5''

Palm Jungle III - 5'' x 7'' matted to 9.5'' x 11.5''

CHILL PILLS

Chill Pill Bottle - 22'' x 30''

Pills Square - 20'' x 20''

Chill Pill - 15'' x 15''

Happy Pill - 15'' x 15''

Sleep Pill - 15'' x 15''

Natural Healer - 16'' x 20''

PALM BEACH

Polo Lounge - 11'' x 14'' matted to 16'' x 20''

The Brazilian Court Hotel & Beach Club - 11'' x 14'' matted to 16'' x 20''

The Colony Hotel - 11'' x 14'' matted to 16'' x 20''

The Breakers - 11'' x 14'' matted to 16'' x 20''