Born in Melbourne, Australia in 1990, Encaustic Artist Britt Merrylees is on the path of reaching the pinnacle of her artistic expression. With her ever increasing love of working with wax most of her art pieces crafted are wax on timber. Merrylees’ journey into the world of art began at an early age when she attended St. Catherine’s Toorak. Notably, she was the only student to enroll in all four art subjects in her Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE).
After graduating, believing it was not possible to be a successful artist; she then switched her program of study to graphic design hoping for greater success. Focusing on this for two years, she realised that her art did not translate at its best potential. In order to gain exposure and understand the world of art from the consumer’s perspective, Merrylees completed a degree in Marketing. Soon after, she focused on landing Marketing jobs to further explore and advance her knowledge and skills. Various mishaps in the Marketing realm led Merrylees to venture into the Advertising world. The passion and desire, in which her manager portrayed was a reminder to Merrylees, she experienced an epiphany. She was sparked with the drive and fortitude to pursue her inner most desire – her love for art.
In 2016, Merrylees gained tremendous insight into the direction she wants to take as an Artist. Working out of her own studio in Bondi, Sydney, Merrylees is brimming with enthusiasm and ambition in creating artistic master pieces. Being a lover of photography and capturing moments of time and elements of the environment especially the ocean and beaches, serves as her deepest inspiration. Merrylees’ primary element used in her art is texture; her art is brought to life by the collision of various colours that is a reflection of her feelings and emotions during creations.
The display of her art portrays the reciprocal connection between the various layers of wax and the momentous perspective it reflects. As she continues to embark on her experimentation with different techniques such as the fluid series, creating abstract pieces and evoking emotional connectedness, Merrylees is bound to crest the zenith of her spirited artistic evolution in the fullness of time.