Richard Brittain
Apprentice, Art Apprenticeship Network, 2022

Apprentice, Art Apprenticeship Network 2021

I am an artist working and living in Vancouver, BC, on the unceded territories of the Squamish, Musqueam and Tsleil-Waututh nations. I am currently a 4th-year Visual Arts major at Emily Carr University of Art + Design with a focus on print media, although I am also interested in collage, illustration, sculpture and painting.

A primary focus of my practice is exploring the complex and often fraught relationship we, as a species, have with the Earth. I find inspiration in the shapes, textures and patterns that exist within nature. Drawing on these, I seek to imagine new narratives in which humans embrace our place as part of the natural world, just as the natural world is an integral part of ourselves.