Britta Hennessey grew up in the Pacific Northwest, where she learned to adore nature as a young girl. Having loved drawing as a child, Britta began to create more and more as a teenager, with her form of expression gradually evolving from drawing to painting in her early 20s. In her earlier years, Van Gogh’s use of color and his depictions of natural landscapes were a major source of inspiration for Britta, who strove to interpret nature in her own unique way. Since meeting her husband, a musician, Britta has drawn inspiration from his music.
Drawn to the Rocky Mountains and their magnificent natural beauty, Britta currently lives in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Influenced by the environment around her, Britta’s work has grown in scale, subject and complexity, with Britta aiming to share her love of nature with others through her beautiful, vivid landscapes. Britta also has two small dogs that she adores, and started doing pet portraits as a way to capture their big personalities. This prompted her to create her own collective for pet artists, Pawesome Pet Art, which she continues to operate today. With each piece she creates, Britta aims to bring beauty and joy to the lives of others.