We recently connected with Elizabeth (Betti) Brillembourg and have shared our conversation below.
Elizabeth (Betti), looking forward to hearing all of your stories today. Did you always know you wanted to pursue a creative or artistic career? When did you first know?
I always know that my life will dance around art and my love for being around pencils and paintbrush. Since I have memory mi happiest time where drowning and in Italy where I grow up, art is important, and your daily life it’s surrounded with something beautiful to see or listen .
And after studying in the Fine Art Academy in Rome, it was simply the natural path.
Awesome – so before we get into the rest of our questions, can you briefly introduce yourself to our readers.
In a vacation a meet this handsome guy and after married him, I moved to Venezuela. For an European like me, it’s was an incredible change of a panorama, the tropical, luscious nature fullest my mind and
I started to use vibrant colors and big format .
My work began to like a lot and my clients start asking for a format of my work that was easy to bring with them as a gift when traveling outside the country, that will remind Venezuela and it’s beauty .
So was born my collection of wood placemats inspired by the tropical flora and fauna of Venezuela full of colors.
With time, I add tray and lazy susan and all kind of table accessories.
Recently I started working with resin, so now also I can offer bolws and napkins ring that I hand made in my studio in different sizes and colors.
I love being in my studio working in a new project, my creativity it’s always engaging in new ideas and that is the best part of my day, bring to life those ideas that transform the everyday objects in something special.
Can you share a story from your journey that illustrates your resilience?
Well this is the third time that I have moved in my life, and that means, that every time all the connections and clientele that I had work for, are lost. But I not giving up, I am sure that my products are something special that can elevate the dining experience for anyone, so I am starting again now here in the USA confident that all of you will be my best clients.
Any resources you can share with us that might be helpful to other creatives?
Yes, I would like very much to be more savvy in the financial aspect of the business. When I was an artist that part was easiest.
But when you engage in a different aspect like having a business, there are so many think that no one teaches you when you study as artist
That it’s something that I would suggest to the art educators really need to put more attention to.
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