Britanee LeeAnn Sickles Wins Featured Artist Contest

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Painter Will Receive Award From American Frame Corp.

"Cheerio" by Britanee LeeAnn Sickles

"Cheerio" by Britanee LeeAnn Sickles

I’m inspired by the human form and the past, when women were glamorous, but I like to put a modern spin on my images, play with style and explore all mediums.

Every month, American Frame, a web-based custom framing and art printing company, sponsors a contest for artists who sell and display work through American Frame’s online Art Gallery . Winners are selected by customer votes on Facebook and receive a cash award and promotion through American Frame. This month’s winner is painter Britanee LeeAnn Sickles.

An artist by training as well as temperament and experience, DePinto holds a BFA from the Columbus college of Art and Design. Her work often features vibrant colors and strong moods, showcasing a nostalgic, glamorous sensibility. “I’m inspired by the human form and the past, when women were glamorous, but I like to put a modern spin on my images, play with style and explore all mediums.” She works mainly in oils, acrylics and colored pencil.

She has done book cover design and participated in several shows, including an Exhibition at Brick Gallery Ltd. and Salon des Refuges in the Prizm Creative Community. She won the Juror’s Choice Award at Appetite for the Arts.

The winning painting at American Frame, “Cheerio ”, exemplifies Sickles’ approach: dramatic, moody and with a strong nod to the past. The image’s cheeky formality is fun and invites the reader to participate in the author’s creative process. Sickles says she, “wanted to capture the smug look of an aristocratic gentleman and make people wonder who he is and what his place in society is.”

The formal subject and dark colors would be nicely complemented by an ornate silver or gold solid wood frame, such as those in American Frame’s Silver & Gold or Mode collections. For the best resolution, Sickles recommends printing her work no larger than 11”x14”.

To contact Sickles or follow her work, visit her American Frame gallery or her own website at http://www.britaneeleeann.com.

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