Brittany Harris’ art prints celebrate heritage, culture, and identity with bold colors & iconic glimpses. Her inspiration is about creating an appropriate, real, and joyous reflection, where art uses its platform to celebrate – and we couldn’t be more supportive of that. Creating opportunities for art to suggest affirmative and uplifting ways of thinking about ourselves and our communities is something we steadfastly stand behind at IPaintMyMind, so connecting with Brittany Harris has been a lot of fun.
Ahead we learn more from this artist, educator, and advocate about her practice, her tools, her vision, and her uncanny ability to create images that engage & reflect while giving her an outlet to express the reality that that Black is beautiful.
Evan: Where are you from and how do you tend to describe your work?
Brittany Harris: My name is Brittany Harris. I’m a digital artist from Chicago. I would describe my work as bold, Black, and rich in color. My art mostly features Black women because I wanted to create something just for us.
Tell us about your most recent print release. I love it.
I wanted to try something new so I created some interior design inspiration. I’m always looking for new ways to engage people with my art and I felt that merging my love for interior design was a great way to do that. Not only does it show my versatility, it promotes my existing art by showing how you can display it in your home.
How long have you been making work like the prints currently on your website?
The classic “Afro Girl” print on my site is the very first design I created during Black History Month 2017. I wanted to create something that celebrated Black women and that’s what I came up with. To my surprise, people loved it! Unfortunately, back then I didn’t take my craft seriously so I took a long break until recently. This year, I decided to take a leap of faith and to see what would happen if I consistently posted my art. I made a series of designs for Black History Month and they got so much positive feedback. That’s when I realized that art is something I can eventually do full-time.
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