Bridgette Raitz's Profile

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I am a self-taught mixed media artist who is best known for my unique pieces that are a whimsical take on my world. To me, art should appeal first to the emotions and then to the mind. The color and form of a work should create a memorable first impression; one that reaches out and pulls the viewer back for a more detailed look. In much the way music reaches a listener by creating a different mood, I hope to create that with the color and feel of my pieces. I am currently fascinated by politics, women, cars, fashion and flowers- all of which constantly change as time passes. All these subjects allow me to marry my three favorite mediums-paint, fabric and archival paper that I collect in my travels. Through layering paint, texture, papers, oil crayon and found objects, I can explore these ideas in any number of ways. (See the fashion in my pieces come to life at my sister site- www.echoclothingcompany.etsy.com)…

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  • Female
  • Born on March 31
  • Joined March 23, 2012

Favorite materials

paint, color, canvas, archival paper, ephemery, fabric, trims, oil crayons, buttons

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About

I am a self-taught mixed media artist who is best known for my unique pieces that are a whimsical take on my world. To me, art should appeal first to the emotions and then to the mind. The color and form of a work should create a memorable first impression; one that reaches out and pulls the viewer back for a more detailed look. In much the way music reaches a listener by creating a different mood, I hope to create that with the color and feel of my pieces. I am currently fascinated by politics, women, cars, fashion and flowers- all of which constantly change as time passes. All these subjects allow me to marry my three favorite mediums-paint, fabric and archival paper that I collect in my travels. Through layering paint, texture, papers, oil crayon and found objects, I can explore these ideas in any number of ways. (See the fashion in my pieces come to life at my sister site- www.echoclothingcompany.etsy.com)

Please also check out my one of a kind jewelry pieces at www.gaspofdelight.etsy.com

Please follow me on Twitter at braitzatl and on Pinterest at Bridgette Raitz

Recent Shows/Publications

9/10- “Mother Nature” –ArtPrize, Grand Rapids, MI.- Hosted by the Gerald R. Ford President Museum

8/10- Altered Couture Magazine

5/10- Altered Couture Magazine

3/10- American Craft Council Show- Atlanta, GA

2/08, 09, ‘10- Trinity School “Spotlight on Art”

9/09- “No Person Left Behind”, ArtPrize, Grand Rapids, MI

7/09- Berkeley’s ACCI Gallery- National Juried Craft Competition- The Corset

6/09- “Rainy Day Economics” published in The Arts Politic

6/09- “Metro Montage”- Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art

6/09- "BSC Visual Arts Open"- Birmingham-Southern College

1/09- “The Next Day in America” -Fulton County Arts Center

11/08- Salem College “Reflections: Politics and Religion in Art”


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