Britt Zaist

Abstract Paintings in Ink and Acrylic

Ink Gesture Drawings

Birthday Calendar by Britt Zaist

Keep track of the birthdays of friends and family members on Britt's Birthday Calendar illustrated with her pet portraits.

Cats curling into pots and baskets, dogs running and leaping, kittens playing and sleeping, more cats sleeping, stretching, sleeping.
Bulls charging, matadors fighting, dancing figures, ballerinas, flamenco dancers with swirling skirts and clicking castanets; lissome, coy, confident nudes.
These are some of the subjects of Britt Zaist's vigorous gesture drawings in permanent ink. She captures the essence of her subjects in a few rapid but almost miraculously perfect lines and strokes, whether the subject is one of her own household animals or a commissioned portrait of a favorite pet done from a photograph.

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Contact Britt Zaist

Home/Studio                                                                                      Calle Arroyo del Atascadero                                                             Callejón Sin Salida #14, Centro. San Miguel de Allende, Gto. 37700.

Galeria Izamal                                                                                    Mesones 80, Centro, San Miguel de Allende, Gto. 37700, México Tel:  415 154-5409

A native New Yorker, she received her training at Russell Sage College and at the famous Art Students League of New York, where she is a Life Member. She is also widely known for her large, sumptuous abstractions in colored permanent inks. These paintings are in the collections of IBM, Konica Mfg., Burroughs Wellcome, The Knoxville-Tennessee Airport and other national and international corporations.

But drawing is her first love, her passion. Her drawings have circled the world in private collections as reminders of the grace, energy and affection of both animals and people.



Artist Statement

My designs in permanent ink suggest, rather than describe: birds on the wing, mountain landscapes, clear depths of the ocean or cascades of brilliant color. My drawings also suggest rather than describe with the viewer filling in all the details to individualize what they are seeing: a flamenco dancer, a favorite pet, a man, a woman... What begins with a technique ends with a discovery.

Mis diseños en tinta permanente sugieren más que describen: un pajaro en vuelo, un paisaje montañoso, las profundidades del océano o cascadas de brillantes coores. Mis dibujos también insinúan más que concretan, y es el observador quien llena de sentido los detalles que individualizan lo que ve: un bailador flamenco, una mascota favorita. un hombre, una ujer... Lo que empieza con una técnica se convierte en un descubrimiento.