Ms. Brittle painted “Betsy Gathering Flowers” in 2012.
The 2018 piece “Is that My Supper” features Ms. Brittle’s sister, Betsy, cooking with their dogs at her feet.
“Morning Over Belle Isle Marsh” painted in 2012.
I think if I looked at my painting from the beginning, there is a connection with people and the natural world that I would not have if I were not a painter.
• Age: 72
• Home: Remington.
• Family: Sister, Betsy.
• Work: Art teacher, Liberty High School, 2006-10; English and art heritage teacher, Fauquier High, 1984 to 2006; Fauquier County Public Schools gifted and talented program coordinator at M.M. Pierce and H.M. Pearson Elementary Schools, 1982-84; English teacher in Fredericksburg area, 1971-80; art teacher, Taylor and Warrenton junior high schools, 1970-71.
• Education: master’s degree, education psychology, University of Virginia, 1992; Ecole Des Beaux Arts, Paris, France, 1969-70; Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, 1968-69; bachelor’s degree in studio art and art history, Mary Washington College, 1968; Fauquier High School, 1964.
• Civic/church involvement: Member, St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Remington; member of the Fauquier Retired Teacher’s Association.
• Hobbies: Gardening, knitting, reading, playing piano and family activities.
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