My name is Sarah Britten. I work in a somewhat unusual medium: lipstick. (Yes, really.) I started working with it in 2002 and it remained a hobby for several years. It was only when I became involved with a Range Rover campaign in late 2010 that I began to paint cityscapes. This is the first lipstick cityscape I ever painted, for Land Rover’s marketing manager Roland Reid:
Lipstick is wonderful to work with: the colours are extraordinary and it’s possible to write into the paint to reveal the white board beneath. This allows me to imbue the work with layers of meaning. Ideally each work should grab the viewer on an emotional level at first viewing, and then slowly reveal itself on each subsequent examination. The idea is that the viewer will see something different every time he or she looks at the work.
Have a look around, and keep coming back to see the new work I’ve uploaded. I’m always experimenting, exploring new themes and pushing the medium to see what works.