Through more than 20 years of pursuits in painting and design, Brita Housez's style has evolved from realistic nature scenes to unique impressionistic and abstract designs. Her current creations, which are painted primarily in acrylics, are characterized by vibrant colours and multi-layers of paint which give her paintings depth and a richly-textured look. While every painting is 'one-of-a-kind', many express a social message or convey a basic human emotion.
Her works have been sold in a number of venues in Southern Ontario.
Brita was born in Germany and grew up in France and Montreal. After graduation from Acadia University, Brita moved to Grenoble, France, to pursue graduate studies, and ultimately resided there for several years. Upon returning to Canada she worked as a communications consultant for a public relations firm; and raised her two daughters. She has lived in St. Catharines for over 20 years.
Along with her art, Brita has had a long-time interest in food and nutrition, and has published three cookbooks.