Today we’d like to introduce you to Britaney Kemp.
Britaney, let’s start with your story. We’d love to hear how you got started and how the journey has been so far.
My journey started with a strong love for fashion— throughout high school, I expressed myself mainly through my clothes. In my last year of high school, I had work-study and got my first Boutique job in Virginia Highlands. I continued working and going to school. Eventually after I graduated I started to attend Savanna College of Art and Design (Atlanta campus) where I studied Fashion Merchandising Marketing and Graphic Design. After two years of my studies, I dropped out and picked up social media freelance work for a local vintage clothing store in Atlanta and I also worked for a jewelry company on their production team part time. Maybe three months after doing freelance work, I saved up to move to LA for a new adventure. Once I made it to LA, I continued my work in the retail industry.
Although I enjoyed my three years in LA, there was a part of me that didn’t have a true passion to continue being there so I left and moved back to Atlanta. I struggled with depression around the time I moved back, but something in my spirit was calling me to start drawing again as a self-healing tool. From there I started painting. Now that I paint on a daily bases I feel more connected to myself. I’ve been involved in a few art shows here in Atlanta. My art aesthetic is botany, super dreamy, childlike, and earthy— Very contemporary! And it’s here to remind us of our true nature. It’s also here to inspire others to dream more and use their imagination.
“My journey has been up and down but I’m enjoying every moment of it.”
We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc. – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
I wouldn’t say things have been easy for me and I’m okay with that because challenges force you to grow and expand. Challenges serve as a opportunity to get creative. Learning from my challenging experiences has always been rewarding.
Tell us about your artwork. What do you do, what do you specialize in?
I specialize in contemporary abstract nature paintings. I work with acrylic on cotton canvases and sometimes paper. I also work with pens for my drawings. My art is created from my imagination. I mix all of my colors depending on my mood. A lot of my work isn’t planned out. I just go with the flow of how I’m feeling and it reflects in my work.
Looking back on your childhood, what experiences do you feel played an important role in shaping the person you grew up to be?
I feel that how open to new experiences my mom was growing up has shaped me for my future. I’m open to new things which allow me to expand more and not become stagnant in my creativity.
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Instagram: https://instagram.com/by.britaney?igshid=opzih4dp2atd
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Personal photo captured by @thecolorcienna, Artwork photos captured by me 🙂