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Art & Life with Bridget Howard

Today we’d like to introduce you to Bridget Howard.

Bridget Howard is a self-taught artist from Kaysville, UT who now resides in Los Angeles, CA and calls it home. Painting has always been the artist’s sanctuary to channel her relationship to her humanity as she stretches the boundaries of each medium. The art is not restricted to the canvas as the pieces often spill over the edges or have elements that are built into the canvas to immerse the viewer in the experience. You may find anything from pages of a play, flowers, plaster, paint, ink and resin in the work. Each medium is used to express themes that are based on human nature as well as the elements within it.

Can you give our readers some background on your art?
My new series, “Worlds” is about the world we each experience every day. It can be the literal world you see outside, in space or it can be the inner worlds that we create for ourselves. Each piece is an outlet of emotion as it is poured and molded on the circular frames. The fluidity, the colors, the glossy finish, the images that appear to the viewer, act almost like a Rorschach test. What do you see? More importantly, what do you feel? “Speaking of art is useless if one doesn’t feel anything.” – Jean-Sebastien Monzani. This is exactly my intent. I want you to feel each piece. The medium used is primarily resin as well as sometimes acrylic or ink on a wood base.

Do you think conditions are generally improving for artists? What more can cities and communities do to improve conditions for artists?
It’s an incredibly competitive market and it always will be. I’ve been lucky enough to meet a few artists that have helped guide me in the right direction as well as have the owner of Beyond the Lines Gallery (Brittany Davis) offer full support and guidance. It’s also important to have articles like this to help artists with visibility. Finally, it is so important to have resources available that are affordable where artists can learn the basics of business. I still have a lot to learn and of course would love to have more gallery representation but my art is my life. Like breathing, it’s something that I must do, even if it’s just for myself.

What’s the best way for someone to check out your work and provide support?
Beyond the Lines Gallery – 1150 EAST 12TH STREET LOS ANGELES 90021 UNIT A. I also schedule appointments to meet if particular pieces are in mind.

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Images taken by Bridget Howard

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