This winter, The Sebastian – Vail is launching a new program to connect locals and visitors with a series of experts in their chosen field. Artists, Authors & Athletes takes place the first Thursday of the month from December to April with a complimentary reception and presentation in the Owners’ Lounge from 6PM – 7 PM followed by a VIP dinner with the speaker in the Leonora private dining room.
Limited tickets are available for the VIP dinner, which includes a wine pairing. To purchase tickets, please call 970.306.4640.
Colorado-based contemporary artist Britten is scheduled for the March 1 program. She’ll discuss her process, where she finds inspiration and more. In addition to being an acclaimed artists, Britten is an accomplished public speaker who recently presented at TEDxVail.
Growing up in the colorful city of San Francisco and studying art in historic Florence, Italy has given Britten a wide range of artistic abilities. With experience as a graphic, portrait, and mural artist, Britten has found her true expression in the contemporary art world. Britten starts every painting with a hand made alder wood frame, stretched with organic cotton canvas. After gesso, she applies a water based layer, giving the painting texture. Layers of gold, silver, and copper leaf, are then followed by French milled, museum quality, oil paint and resin. This unique layering technique gives her paintings a luminous quality that range from a peaceful ethereal feeling to a vibrant zing. Britten resides in Colorado; her creativity mirrors an internal landscape of emotion inspired by Colorado’s open space. She paints with the skill and aesthetic sensitivity acquired from experience and a fearless exploration of endless possibilities.