J O S Y B R I T T O N, SCA, CSPWC, OSA www.josybritton.com
Josy is a Canadian artist, Past President of the Society of Canadian Artists and a member of the Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour, and the Ontario Society of Artists, who lives in an oak savannah forest adjacent to the Pinery Provincial Park with husband Gord. Josy sees the potential of “Heaven on Earth” in nature everyday and especially while camping and canoe tripping, and expresses this desire in her art. Josy graduated with an Honours BA in Fine Arts from the University of Waterloo in 1979. Her paintings have hung in over 90 juried and group shows in regional and commercial galleries in Southwestern Ontario and in 16 solo exhibitions. (Full listing available upon request) Josy is inspired by circular time, which constantly reveals miracles in nature, and is compelled to paint and share her eyes’ interpretation with others. She often paints a close up point of view, breaking the painting into jewels of colour in a mosaic technique originally inspired by her love of Impressionism. Josy just completed her first series of encaustic paintings of water lilies, including four 7ft by 4 ft or larger paintings inspired while standing before Monet’s Water Lilies at the Moma. After a trip to the Muir Woods Josy has begun her most recent series of large encaustics, Look Way Up. When you understand Josy’s paintings it will change the way you see when you walk through the woods.