Artist Bio: Britt Bidlake

       The beauty that surrounds Britt in her hometown of Penticton, BC is what inspires her daily; the landscapes, the animals, the natural flora, the people – her inspiration draws upon them all.
       Britt’s passion for the arts was fostered at a young age, influenced largely by the creativity of the many talented women in her life. Upon completion of a Bachelors of Commerce degree at the University of Northern British Columbia, She went on to study Ceramics and Painting at Emily Carr University of Art and Design. She credits time spent working and travelling out-of-doors, for fostering her love of nature.  
       In 2014, while in the midst of completing her Bachelors of Education, Britt was diagnosed with severe post-concussion syndrome after a life altering collision on the ski-hill. “There were a lot of things that I couldn’t do anymore [post-concussion] and it was devastating. I had to learn to slow down and focus on things that I could do, art being one of them,” - Britt. Regardless of the unexpected turn of events, She is forever grateful that life pushed her to more actively pursue this creative direction. One day, Britt would like to provide lessons in Art and its’ healing capabilities.
       To date, Britt’s works portray the beauty that is found at the intersections between people, animals, and the environment. She uses a wide variety of mediums including: acrylic on canvas, watercolour, clay and others. Britt enjoys creating custom paintings with clients.





Art CV

Education

University of British Columbia Okanagan – Education Studies

Emily Carr University of Art and Design- Art and Design Studies

University of Northern British Columbia – Bachelor in Commerce, Marketing

Representation

Hillside Winery and Bistro, Penticton 2017

ArtWalk, Lake Country 2017

Art and Wine in the Vines, OK Falls 2017

Perseus Winery, Penticton 2017

Canmore Folk Festival, Canmore 2017

Roots and Blues Music Festival, Salmon Arm 2017

BCVQA Wine Information Centre, Penticton 2017

The Bench Market, Penticton 2017

Circle Craft Christmas Art & Craft Show, Vancouver 2016

Craft Culture Christmas Art Show, Kelowna 2016

Penticton Farmer’s Market 2016

Emily Carr Art Gallery 2013

Penticton Art Gallery 2006

Commissions

'Riddle Rd.' 24x36", 2017

'Echo Bay Vineyard' 36x48", 2017

‘My Little Oasis’ 18x24”, 2017

‘Ponderosa Love’ 18x24”, 2017

‘The Westbench Greens’ 36x48”, 2016

‘KVR Breeze’ 36x48” 2016

‘From Westbench’ 18x24”, 2016

‘Summer at Sleeping Waters’ 18x24”, 2016

'Hood River' 24x30", 2016

‘Hiking with Floyd’ 24x36”, 2016

‘Looking West on Hudson’ (3 pieces each) 24x36”, 2016

‘Troop’ 30x48”, 2016

‘Ponderosa Colours’ 36x48” 2015

‘The Lone Pine’ 24x36”, 2015