We had the good fortune of connecting with Britt Fair and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Britt, why did you pursue a creative career?
Initially, it was a way of doing something I loved to help create a little additional income for our family while I was a stay-at-home mom to our two boys. Art has always been an important part of my life; it’s something that I love deeply, so it seemed to be something that just made sense to try and build into something bigger. People always say to do what you love, and drawing is a passionate love for me. I started doing prophetic art in church, and the more people would see the more I would get asked to do portraits, too. I figured with as much as I was being asked maybe it would be a good thing to start! And it’s just grown to life from there. As far as writing my prophetic art book, Love Notes: Love Notes from the Father, that was very much G-D inspired. I talk about that in the book itself, too. It was put on my heart, and He gave me a name for it, and just led me each step of the way with it.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
Well, first off, I am a black and grey, graphite artist, specializing in portraits and anatomical art. I am very much a romantic when it comes to my style of art.
Romanticism is a style all about emotion, so my goal is to make you feel as deeply as I do with what is put on each piece of paper. My heart is very much worn on my sleeve and poured out into each drawing. Doing art prophetically also sets me apart since there are just not that many prophetic artists. They are growing, which is amazing to see, but it’s still not super common. I have been trying to find a prophetic art book similar to mine published, and so far mine is the only one like it. I’m hopeful that it will also inspire others to walk in their callings and encourage them to take their own steps with more books and art, too! I’ve gotten to this point by just not giving up. There are slow times, and there have been incredibly busy times with up to six-month waiting lists. It’s easy to get discouraged in the slow times, but I’ve learned to be patient and just keep advertising, working, and pushing through in the uphill season, and soon enough you’ll get to the top of the hill and it’s nice downhill flow from there. I’ve also learned to take deposits! That didn’t take long to learn! And to also remember that the main opinion on your work you should listen to is your own.
Are you happy with it? Yes? Then it’s good! No? Then throw it away and start over. Even if it takes longer, just let the client know, and give it a fresh start. Or two fresh starts even! However many it takes to get it right, it’ll be worth it to see a finished work you love.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
I love all the places to grab coffee in our area, especially the small business shops like the Golden Cup, and Mike’s Old Fashioned Soda Shop. The Toasted Yolk only took one meal to become my new favorite place, and that was the Southwestern Arnold with hashbrown casserole and an iced caramel macchiato, so we’re for sure going there! Several times. I’d bring them to check out the Art Studio, and check out the little shops all on the avenue in Port Neches, Boston in Nederland, and Lincoln in Groves! And of course, stopping at all the awesome coffee shops along the way, because coffee is everything.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
My Father G-D and Creator is who put these gifts in me, and to Him goes all the glory for anything I accomplish. My talents and abilities are all to honor and glorify Him, and I thank G-D for not only giving me the ability to do this, but for also making a way for it to be done, and to continue being something I can do. My husband, Nate, has been a wonderful support and encourager for my work. Knowing he’s proud of what I’ve done and what I’m doing is such a great feeling and motivation to keep going and keep building. My sons are amazing motivation as well, to see them soak everything in and then find their own creative styles. I love seeing how talented they are and it blows me away with what they come up with! It’s definitely an honor to know I’ve had some part in that.
Shoutout to my parents growing up for putting up with all the drawings on my walls and my furniture, even drawings on the bedsheets, and drawing on myself all those years! They never put a damper on that and always encouraged me in my talents.