MEET THE ARTIST
Art was always my passion and sanctuary growing up. From the time I could hold a pencil, I knew I was going to be an artist. Thanks to my extremely supportive mother, I was able to focus on the arts during difficult times in my early life. I painted, crafted, smudged and drew my way throughout elementary and junior high, entering competitions (see more below) and finding my voice as an artist. My eyes were opened to the fact that art has the ability to heal broken hearts, translate and express deep emotions, and provides a healthy escape from life's toughest situations. This is what later inspired me to pursue my degree in Art Therapy.
In high school, I was moved to another parents' home where I was not able to pursue art for many years. I was discouraged from pursuing what I was most passionate about. Despite this, I started college with the same dream to attain my Masters in Art Therapy, yet I struggled to see my value as an artist. I no longer believed that I would ever be 'good enough' if I dedicated my life to art.
I took a pause with school partway through my Bachelors degree to focus on family matters, which is when I met my husband. He must have seen the same things my mother saw in me from a young age, because he encouraged me to keep creating. He created a space and the means for my first studio area to be born. He boosted my confidence as an artist and restored my vision. We were married in 2015 and happily reside in Orem, Utah.
Though I have taught and tutored off and on for years, I opened the doors of my studio to full-time teaching in 2015. I have also been offering commissions (custom/personalized art) since 2013. I have never been happier with any form of work in all my life. I feel extremely blessed to create magic on a daily basis, both as an artist and as a teacher to many wonderful children. I love to see them ignite with wonder and accomplishment as their talents blossom and they unlock their potential.
I am a firm believer in the power of faith. I know that we do not always choose our circumstances, but I also know that we are given opportunities to craft our lives and choose our path. I live a full life as an educator, artist, wife and mother to our two sweet children. Simple things bring me the most joy in life, and I have been blessed immensely to pursue my lifelong passion as my full-time job. I am in my studio daily; healing, learning, and giving my whole heart to my work.
Follow along and enjoy the journey with me!
Brittany Dangerfield began drawing and painting when she was a toddler. She was raised by a very supportive single mother who encouraged her to enter as many art and piano competitions as possible, and she did so throughout her years in public school. Her numerous awards and shows span from 1999-2014.
Brittany had the opportunity to travel to Carmel, California when she was eighteen where she was mentored by the acclaimed artist, John Burton. She earned her Associates degree in Behavioral Science from Utah Valley University immediately after graduating high school, and currently works towards her degree as an Art Therapist.
She has worked as an art teacher, book illustrator, National PTA Refletions judge and now additionally as a professional artist. Her artwork has been showcased throughout the state of Utah, including the Utah State Fair in 2007-2008 and the Springville Art Museum in 2012-2013.
Throughout high school and college, Brittany dedicated hundreds of service hours to tutoring students in multiple subjects. Before opening her own studio for lessons, she was mentored by a renowned piano teacher and taught from her studio in Orem, Utah for four years. Brittany has been teaching piano and art lessons over a total span of seven years.
Brittany now pursues her lifelong dream of creating prints and custom artwork commissions, which she has done steadily since December 2013. She has always been passionate about her work and plans to keep working on a series for the LDS church.
© 2018 Brittany Anne Art.