Blog, explaining original art and photographs by Britt Bennett. Also includes mural services, basic interior painting, kid's art parties, and commission work.
Acrylic on canvas. A gift for dear friends. Each painted square is 12 inches by 12 inches.
Creation of Man
Acrylic on Canvas. Done for the Children's Wing at Mission Abilene. I don't think I really need to explain this one.
Diamond in the Sky
Painted for The Mission Abilene. The theme we decided for the children's wing, was Creation. That idea was inspired by a poem I read in UIL Oral Reading when I was in 5th grade. I think it is important that the children see that God also created space. I also wanted the children to know how precious they were to God. The diamond represents each one of them, and each of us. Almost every night, I sing Twinkle Little Star to my daughter...that lullaby also influenced this painting. My daughter helped with the background of this painting as well. (She's 5) She has helped me with quite a few backgrounds before.
This was a commission I did for my friend, Jackie. It ended up being one of my favorites. It reminds me of eternal life, flowers of life in infinite space.
I painted this as a gift for one of my best friends in California. It represents our friendship. She lives in California and I live in Texas. We may be far apart, but we are always connected.
Sounds of Thunder
Commission piece: Drumhead I painted for my buddy, Chris. I wanted it to be a sort of eerie looking storm scene. The tree represents the audience, and the lightening/thunder represents the band.
Flower of Life
Commission piece for my friend, Sarah. It is bright, bold and beautiful, just like her.
She Who Wonders
This is my favorite mermaid I've painted so far. I love the brush strokes in the water. This painting is about enlightenment and adventure.
Liam's Oak Trees
I was so honored to paint the room of my brother's first born son, a son they had wanted for 10 years! These oaks I painted in his room (which had also been MY room at one time many years ago) are in honor of the oaks from our front yard in that same house I grew up in. The oaks represent our family. We are all strong like Oaks.
Ode to Bob, Ode to Life
I painted these as a gift for my dear friend's first son. I love to illustrate song lyrics that have changed my life, but just for the record, I never sell paintings I've painted with someone else's words on it. It is not my place to make money off the words someone else sang, but it brings joy to my heart to paint what they mean to me, as gifts to others.
Penelope and the Love Surrounding Her
I got to witness love grow between two special people. I was their waitress on many of their dates. I was so happy when they married. Not long after, they had Penelope. Penelope is loved by some of the most loving people I've ever met. She has an amazing Dad, Mother, and Sister, not to mention, a vast family and countless friends beyond that....they are all humans who live to love. I have no doubt she will change the world.
3 Friends and a River
This one I painted for one of my BEST friends ever. It represents one of the best times of our lives, it represents a friendship that will last forever.
Tree of Life
Mural for children's wing at Mission Abilene.
Peace and Love
Commission for my dear friend's mom's shop. The area where this mural is located isn't necessarily one of the safest areas......which is why I thought this message was so important.
Looking Glass River
I live in a beautiful city with a beautiful river, and I take alot of pictures.....but this one has always been my favorite. I am proud of it. Every time I look at it, I just wanna jump in the pic, like Alice and the looking glass.
Acrylic on two 12x12 canvases. A gift for my friends, Jimi and Kathie. Deja Vu has always interested me, the feeling of experiencing a moment I feel I've lived already. When I think of meeting my soulmate, I wonder if it will feel like deja vu, like I've loved him in another life, or another dimension. My friends, Jimi and Kat are soul mates. Their love is eternal.
36 x 48 acrylic on canvas
On August 21, 2017, I watched as humans of all skin tones stood outside looking up (with special glasses, phones or... welding masks). As the Moon and Sun came together, so did we. This day of solar eclipse was an illustration of what I believe. I believe in making connections. I believe that we are here in this world to find the connection we have with every person we encounter, in addition to as many people we can across the world. We are all connected by something. I have seen our world experience hurricanes, floods, wildfires, tornadoes, and the worst of them all...hate. But, I now realize that is so very important to see the astounding impact it makes on the humanity of our world. It reminds us that we are all human, just trying to survive and connect. I wouldn't wish disaster or painful, racist remarks on anyone, but I will welcome the love that is outpoured and so humbly given to each other after the damage has been done. Here in San Marcos, Texas, we love mermaids, our river and each other, despite skin tone, sexual orientation or religious beliefs. At least, that's all I've ever witnessed since I moved here. When I was 33 and my daughter, Alice was 3 (3 three's, so divine) I knew there was something here for me. I felt pulled here. I had no intention to go to school, I really had no idea what I'd end up doing, I just knew I was meant to be here. Now I go to ACC in Kyle and South Austin as a Spanish major, then will transfer to the great Texas State as an education major. I frame pictures at Michael's, (a store I got to be at while they cut the ribbon) and I get to work for Brian Jeffrey at the locally famous Sean Patrick's on the square. Alice has learned structure and friendship at her daycare, Preschool and now Kindergarten. Here, in this special city, I'm hoping, she too will get a great education, learn Spanish and develop an even deeper love for nature than she already has. Here we fit in. Here we connect well with the environment and community. To San Marcos, thank you for welcoming us, thank you for your love and diversity. Thank you for letting us celebrate mermaids as we celebrate the majestic river. May we all respect its beauty and care for it as it soothes our often weary souls. It revives us, connects us, may we show it the same kind of love.