Today we’d like to introduce you to Brittany Goodson.
Hi Brittany, thanks for joining us today. We’d love for you to start by introducing yourself.
I have drawn for most of my life. I was fascinated with cartoons growing up. And my aunt would draw and I would always ask her if I could look at her drawings. She gave me my first charcoal pencil and I just kept it up from there.
Around 2014, I abruptly quit my job in insurance and just stayed home for a couple of months. I picked up painting during that time and that is when I realized this is what I want to do for the rest of my life. The thought of being a full-time artist always seemed so far away or unattainable. I did little projects for people here and there over the years and kept a job during the day.
In 2019, I got my chance to do an art show for the very first time and the feedback was amazing! I always thought my family was just being nice by saying that my work was good. Hearing it from strangers was validation that I really could take this seriously as a career. I now primarily paint and work part-time for the moment while I continue to grow my business and put myself out there.
We all face challenges, but looking back would you describe it as a relatively smooth road?
I would say that most of the struggles that I face come from within. Primarily, not believing in myself. The mind is such a powerful tool. You can use it to propel yourself forward or hold yourself back. I’ve gotten to the point where yes, it is great when people love your work, but I remember that is not why I create. I create because it is my God-given purpose and it gives me joy.
As you know, we’re big fans of you and your work. For our readers who might not be as familiar what can you tell them about what you do?
I paint using acrylics and also work in digital art. A lot of my commission work is portraits but I really just focus on whatever God shows me and I put that on the canvas. I want to inspire people. I want people to look at my work and for it to stir their souls inside of them.
One of my gifts is encouraging people and one of the ways that I give hope to others is through my art. That is what I want to be remembered for. I think that sets me apart from others but it really should be something that all of us are doing. Everyone needs encouragement.
If we knew you growing up, how would we have described you?
Growing up, I was really awkward as a kid. I was into Pokémon and gaming. I loved Rayman, Sonic, and Mario. As I got older, I realized it wasn’t cool to the kids around me and I was bullied a lot. I chose to try and “fit in.” Once I got to high school and I really regret it. I think I missed out on meeting cool, weird people who were just like me.
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