May 28, 2020

San Antonio Artist Spotlight: Brittany Ham's Colorful and Complex Paintings and Illustrations

In March, Clamp Light Artist Studios and Gallery Co-Director Brittany Ham was meant to inaugurate the new art space Rojo Gallery at 1906 S. Flores with an exhibition of new work. That plan was waylaid when San Antonio's art scene took an indefinite hiatus from IRL events.

In the meantime, we gathered a selection of Ham's output, both old and new, that's available for purchase online.

Her abstract pieces are rendered in an imaginative, childlike style, down to zigzagging scribbles of green crayon that comprise the grassy landscapes featured in of many of her works. The bright colors and gentle curving lines in her paintings and illustrations sometimes belie a crueler reality that's revealed upon closer inspection, like the painful encounter depicted in "Face Bit By Dog."

Instagram: brittanyham.art

Website: brittanyham.com

Images courtesy of Brittany Ham.
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“Window Peeper,” 2019, 12” x 10”, acrylic on canvas, $600
“Window Peeper,” 2019, 12” x 10”, acrylic on canvas, $600
“Forest Preeners,” 2019, 12” x 10”, acrylic on canvas, $600
“Forest Preeners,” 2019, 12” x 10”, acrylic on canvas, $600
“My Own Buddy,” 2020, 5.5” x 8”, crayon on paper, $100
“My Own Buddy,” 2020, 5.5” x 8”, crayon on paper, $100
“Little Pisser,” 2019, 12” x 10”, acrylic on canvas, $600
“Little Pisser,” 2019, 12” x 10”, acrylic on canvas, $600
“Spin Cycle Watcher,” 2019, 12” x 10”, acrylic on canvas, $600
“Spin Cycle Watcher,” 2019, 12” x 10”, acrylic on canvas, $600
“A Bath at the End of the World or 1994,” 2020, 5.5” x 8”, crayon on paper, $100
“A Bath at the End of the World or 1994,” 2020, 5.5” x 8”, crayon on paper, $100
“Speedo Sipper,” 2019, 12” x 10”, acrylic on canvas, $600
“Speedo Sipper,” 2019, 12” x 10”, acrylic on canvas, $600
“A Unicorn One Way,” 2019, 12” x 10”, acrylic on canvas, $600
“A Unicorn One Way,” 2019, 12” x 10”, acrylic on canvas, $600
“Face Bit By the Dog,” 2020, 11” x 13”, acrylic on canvas, $600
“Face Bit By the Dog,” 2020, 11” x 13”, acrylic on canvas, $600
“Bad News,” 2019, 5” x 8”, watercolor and prismacolor pencil on paper, $150
“Bad News,” 2019, 5” x 8”, watercolor and prismacolor pencil on paper, $150