Reflections and light and are a common theme in my artwork. Whether it be a luminescent painting of glass or the sun reflecting off the ocean in a seascape, I paint with dramatic light to create contrast and vibrancy in my paintings.
As a child, I used to be fascinated by prisms and the way light passed through them in a spectrum of color. A small glass prism projecting a rainbow in my room was enough to get me thinking about the relationship between light and color. That curiosity spilled over into art and focused my attention on crafting paintings with an emphasis on light. A complement I received from my college professor, the late artist, Robert Gilmore, was "Brigitte's paintings are like drinking a refreshing glass of cool water." He went on to appreciate the crisp colors and sharp contrasts.
In my glass series, my intent was to pay homage to light and color. I hoped the viewer would find them refreshing like a cool glass of water, or that the viewer would see something ordinary in a new light. This series, featured at La Posada, incorporates paintings of glass dishes, marbles, glass knobs and insulators. Lately, I have been working on a series of landscapes with a similar intent to showcase the way light can play on water or how the sun can transform the sky into a haze of yellow. No matter the subject, I always strive to create something illuminating.
My aim is to create a similar escape for your eyes in my paintings.
Brigitte has been featured at the Holter Museum of Art in Helena, Montana. Her work has shown her work in Utah, Washington and Colorado. Her work is part of the permanent collection at La Posada in Santa Fe, New Mexico. She has done numerous commissions and is privately collected. She received her BA in Art from Gonzaga University in 2000 and received the Senior Art Award upon completion. Brigitte resides in Colorado with her husband and two boys.