Pratique des Arts, Une Artiste Engagee Pour La Cause Animale,
Issue 45, cover and page 40-45, Octobre. Naintre, France.
 

Inspired by Insects, Bugs in Contemporary Art, eAshley Rooney, Schiffer Publishing, Atglen, PA
back cover and page 60-65, 2017

Acrylic Artist, A Dissolving Connection, Amy Leibrock, page 96-105, Fall, 2016

Southwest Art, Britt Freda. vol. 45, no.2, p. 58, July, 2015

The Tale of Mindy Mousekins, Adventures Through the Seasons, Spring/Summer, CD cover illustration,

Whispering Bog Books, Vashon, WA, 2015

The Tale of Mindy Mousekins, Adventures Through the Seasons, Autumn/Winter, CD cover illustration,

Whispering Bog Books, Vashon, WA 2014

Environmental Impact Museum Tour, postcard cover image, Peninsula Fine Arts Center, Newport News, VA. Oct. 2014

Environmental Impact Museum Tour, postcard cover image, Erie Art Museum, Erie, PA. August 2014

Southwest Art, Britt Freda & Siri Hollander, vol. 44, no. 3, page 48-49, August 2014

Western Art & Architecture, Ones to Watch, Michelle Corriel, vol. 8 no.2, page 42-43, April/May 2014

Southwest Art, Britt Freda. vol. 43, no.4, p. 54, September 2013

WKSU Kent State University Public RadioReview of Environmental Impact (audio) by WKSU's M.L. SCHULTZE, September 5, 2013

Jackson Hole News, Museum's Miniature Sale Dominates Festival, by Richard Anderson, September 2013

Jackson Hole News, Western Visionaries, by Richard Anderson, September 2013

CantonRep.com Environmental Impact Exhibit Opens at Canton Museum of Art, August 30, 2013

Southwest Art, Britt Freda at Giacobbe-Fritz, vol. 43, no.4, page 54, September 2013

American Art Collector, Seeds and Stones, Issue: 70, page 154, August 2011

American Artist Watercolor Magazine, Creating the Element of Surprise With Acrylics. page 70-77, Spring 2011.

American Art Collector, Small Delights,  Issue: 62, page 178, December 2010

American Art Collector, Roots, Seeds and Soil, Issue: 59, page 138, September 2010

American Art Collector, ...Collecting Art in Santa Fe, Issue: 55, May 2010

American Art Collector, Red Dot Results... Giacobbe-Fritz Small Works Group Show sales.
Issue: 53, page 171, March 2010.

The New Mexican, Art Feast, February 2010

American Art Collector, Eleven by eleven, Group Show at Giacobbe Fritz Fine Art. Issue: 50, page 154, December 2009.

American Art Collector, SOLD!... Painting purchased sight unseen. Issue: 46, page 182, August 2009.

American Art Collector, Spaces In Between. Issue: 44, page 124, June 2009.
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I hope each of us asks this question often: what is environmental impact?  And what is my environmental impact? Sometimes, my subjects are endangered species and extinction. Sometimes they are about climate change. Sometimes I focus my gaze on bees or social (in)equality and education. And sometimes environmental impact is, intimately, about the landscapes of internal darkness, that which is hidden underneath: vulnerability, fragility, fear, trauma, uncertainty, loss, humanity, courage, connection and love—of place, of animals, of self, of people we care about.   Environmental impact is melting icecaps and hugging a tender-hearted, teary child.  Environmental impact is prioritizing the people you love with kisses and fat hugs and prioritizing voting and recycling and consuming conscientiously.  Environmental impact is renewable energy: the sun, wind and water.  ALSO RENEWABLE ENERGY is: love, laughter, inclusion, compassion and education. 

06/05/2018

As a contemporary painter focused on environmental impact, endangered species and social equality issues, I am interested in the social impact of art.  Art inspires, and cultivates innovation and science.  And, circuitously, science and innovation inspire art.  As we build our future it is essential that we design from a foundation where compassion, science, innovation and art intersect.  Why art? Our attraction to beauty is part of our humanity.  It connects us.  Beauty can restore dignity and hope.  Art has the power to unite.  When wielded well, art reaches inside, beyond words or explanations or cerebral data points. Inside, felt by the gut or the heart,beauty reaches beyond race or gender or socioeconomics or orientation or religion or politics.  From a visceral, emotional place, art inspires people to care. Only when people care, when they feel emotionally connected, are they compelled to question, to learn, to grow, to change, to take action. 

12/11/2017

“What if sex was holy and war was obscene.  And it wasn’t twisted, what a wonderful dream” – Alicia Keys, Holy War.  In a time of warring ideas, sexism, racism, fascism, ism, ism, ism… in a time of historical mass exodus, the ever present threat of nuclear war, the temperamental wrath of climate change and extensions I, like so many, wonder what the heck is the antidote, the ballast? When I talk or write about my paintings, from my lightly used soapbox for introverts, I fervently espouse that it is essential to compel a person to love something before they’ll risk what it takes to defend it. If you are familiar with my work, you know I’ve devoted many, many years (wearing: the Lorax superhero costume under my clothes) focusing on endangered species as well as threatened environments and beings. 
"Patagonia and the Creative Action Network aim to create a new activist collection of political protest posters to communicate Patagonia’s belief that our country’s economy, security and future are wholly dependent on a healthy environment and urging all of us to take action and vote to protect our planet. Born out of The Canary Project, CAN, and Patagonia’s Vote The Environment campaign of 2014, #voteourplanet is inviting artists & designers across the country to use their talents for our planet." - Creative Action Network read more to learn the why of the bee.
"Patagonia and the Creative Action Network aim to create a new activist collection of political protest posters to communicate Patagonia’s belief that our country’s economy, security and future are wholly dependent on a healthy environment and urging all of us to take action and vote to protect our planet. Born out of The Canary Project, CAN, and Patagonia’s Vote The Environment campaign of 2014, #voteourplanet is inviting artists & designers across the country to use their talents for our planet." - Creative Action Network click to read more about the why of the whale image.
"Patagonia and the Creative Action Network aim to create a new activist collection of political protest posters to communicate Patagonia’s belief that our country’s economy, security and future are wholly dependent on a healthy environment and urging all of us to take action and vote to protect our planet. Born out of The Canary Project, CAN, and Patagonia’s Vote The Environment campaign of 2014, #voteourplanet is inviting artists & designers across the country to use their talents for our planet." - Creative Action Network

05/26/2016

My paintings have been influenced by a lifelong fascination, awe and reverence for the natural world. Michele Corriel, Art & Architecture, 2014 wrote "[Britt Freda’s paintings] ask us to travel not only the roads we see but the ones we’ve lost along the way.”  While my subjects are rooted in realism, the closer the viewer gets one will discover my surfaces are regularly imbedded with etched words, statistics, poems, maps or seedpods. The elements that are layered between patterns of color are usually circuitously referential of environmental elements (seed pods, petals, cellular structures...).

NEWS & PUBLICATIONS

Pratique des Arts, Une Artiste Engagee Pour La Cause Animale,
Issue 45, cover and page 40-45, Octobre. Naintre, France.
 

Inspired by Insects, Bugs in Contemporary Art, eAshley Rooney, Schiffer Publishing, Atglen, PA
back cover and page 60-65, 2017

Acrylic Artist, A Dissolving Connection, Amy Leibrock, page 96-105, Fall, 2016

Southwest Art, Britt Freda. vol. 45, no.2, p. 58, July, 2015

The Tale of Mindy Mousekins, Adventures Through the Seasons, Spring/Summer, CD cover illustration,

Whispering Bog Books, Vashon, WA, 2015

The Tale of Mindy Mousekins, Adventures Through the Seasons, Autumn/Winter, CD cover illustration,

Whispering Bog Books, Vashon, WA 2014

Environmental Impact Museum Tour, postcard cover image, Peninsula Fine Arts Center, Newport News, VA. Oct. 2014

Environmental Impact Museum Tour, postcard cover image, Erie Art Museum, Erie, PA. August 2014

Southwest Art, Britt Freda & Siri Hollander, vol. 44, no. 3, page 48-49, August 2014

Western Art & Architecture, Ones to Watch, Michelle Corriel, vol. 8 no.2, page 42-43, April/May 2014

Southwest Art, Britt Freda. vol. 43, no.4, p. 54, September 2013

WKSU Kent State University Public RadioReview of Environmental Impact (audio) by WKSU's M.L. SCHULTZE, September 5, 2013

Jackson Hole News, Museum's Miniature Sale Dominates Festival, by Richard Anderson, September 2013

Jackson Hole News, Western Visionaries, by Richard Anderson, September 2013

CantonRep.com Environmental Impact Exhibit Opens at Canton Museum of Art, August 30, 2013

Southwest Art, Britt Freda at Giacobbe-Fritz, vol. 43, no.4, page 54, September 2013

American Art Collector, Seeds and Stones, Issue: 70, page 154, August 2011

American Artist Watercolor Magazine, Creating the Element of Surprise With Acrylics. page 70-77, Spring 2011.

American Art Collector, Small Delights,  Issue: 62, page 178, December 2010

American Art Collector, Roots, Seeds and Soil, Issue: 59, page 138, September 2010

American Art Collector, ...Collecting Art in Santa Fe, Issue: 55, May 2010

American Art Collector, Red Dot Results... Giacobbe-Fritz Small Works Group Show sales.
Issue: 53, page 171, March 2010.

The New Mexican, Art Feast, February 2010

American Art Collector, Eleven by eleven, Group Show at Giacobbe Fritz Fine Art. Issue: 50, page 154, December 2009.

American Art Collector, SOLD!... Painting purchased sight unseen. Issue: 46, page 182, August 2009.

American Art Collector, Spaces In Between. Issue: 44, page 124, June 2009.
(click title to view article)





or visit AmericanArtCollector.com and search artist: Britt Freda