About the Cover Artist August 2018

Briahna Wenke was raised on the Connecticut coastline and began painting murals for local businesses by age 16, although she's been filling sketchbooks since her earliest memories.

After graduating from the University of Connecticut with a bachelor’s degree in history and anthropology, she spent her early 20s painting murals and embarking on international travels to Australia, Europe, Asia, North Africa, and Central America.

She states, “ I'm searching for a form of integrity—a synchronicity between color, truth in form and unapologetic confidence behind the strokes of my palette knife. I believe the visual power of art can remind us what we cannot afford to forget, just how human we really are. In our modern society, immediacy rules. Visuals that get information to the viewer most efficiently run our technological world. I believe that my generation is seeking something tangible, grasping back at our roots for stability; maybe it’s nostalgia for simpler times, closer to the natural world.”

In 2014, Wenke moved from Manhattan and the fashion industry to the Charleston area to pursue life as a full-time painter. Her work is collected both locally and internationally and has been featured in Charleston Living magazine.

View her work at ArtByBri.com


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