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Brianne Burnell

Brianne Burnell is a mixed media artist from Toronto, Ontario.

Her work is intuitive and explorative, more interested in the process of combining colours and shapes to create unexpected results than executing a specific image. She combines torn hand-painted paper with acrylic and other media in a distinct, uplifting colour palette. In this process, she finds calm and softness, and this serene feeling is passed on to the viewer.

Though Burnell's work is abstract, natural elements like mountains, clouds, and water often emerge, an ode to the landscape of Thunder Bay, Ontario where she grew up, and specifically, Lake Superior, for which she is always longing.