Internal Battle

My piece, “Internal Battle,” was created by overlapping and screening two of my acrylic paintings on canvas. I aimed to bring forth energy and emotion through dramatic brushstrokes, splattered paint, and vibrant colors in this composition. This piece is a symbolic portrayal of life’s chaos and mind clutter produced by the rush and expectations of everyday life. In the midst of it all, there is an attempt to find peace, guidance, and the path in the right direction.

Acrylic and Mixed Media on Paper
15×15 inches, 2023

Britnie Walston is a versatile Maryland-based artist. She captures energy through light and vibrant colors, often experimenting with acrylics and oils, while manipulating designs using unconventional tools and techniques. She’s had a passion for art from a very young age, and enjoys learning and experimenting with a variety of techniques and mediums. Living near the Chesapeake, Britnie’s work is inspired by nature; often depicting the absence of human presence, liberation (“set free”), and freedom (“being free”). She captures the beauty of nature, blending the boundary between reality and abstraction, and creating a unique dreamscape atmosphere. This provides viewers with a multilayered and immersive visual experience. Though her diverse range of work requires different creative processes and mediums, they are influenced by the same subject matter: freedom.



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We fool around in the sauna, Daniel Brennan
Unforgiven Etymology, Jaz Sufi
How it Began, Jana-Lee Germaine
A Sonnet for My Moon Baby, Claire Zhou
Necromancy, Muiz Ajayi
Hot Girl Prayer, Sahara Sidi


Afterimage, Santiago Márquez Ramos
Trigger Warning, Caitlyn Hunter
A Pure Catastrophe, Zaynab Hassan
Dreamy and Content, Katie Quach
The Art of Planting Flowers, Amara Okolo


Internal Battle, Britnie Walston
Pop Machine, Richard Lingo
Bleed, Elizabeth Yuan
After the Squirrels Have Feasted—What Remains 2, Karen Pierce Gonzalez