Britt Hennig was born on Norway's southern coast, and at a young age moved to Copenhagen, Denmark, where she begun her career as a painter. She returned to Norway to study Art and Art History at the University of Oslo, with particular interest in the Flemish and Dutch painters of the 14th - 16th centuries. Britt's work is clearly inspired by these masters.
While a young artist in Oslo, Hennig was a part of the New Romantic Realist Painters, an important art group in Europe (1960-80) from which the world renowned painter Odd Nerdrum emerged. She and her contemporaries engaged in critical discussions of art, politics and culture and they developed a style and perspective that ran counter to the pervasive anti-naturalist art establishment of that time and tradition.
Britt Hennig's oil paintings reveal her refined sensibility, her mastery of the oil medium, and her ability to transform her subjects into into works with a strong narrative and lyrical nature. Hennig continues in the style and legacy of past masters yet each work articulates her unique sensitivity to light and shadow and her ability to communicate such insight. She grows many of the objects in her paintings in her garden, and aspires to paint "not the light that reflects from the surface, but that that light coming from within."
Britt Hennig is also represented in Europe by JayKay Gallery in Carrouge, Switzerland. She lives and works in Jouxtens-Mézery, Vaud, Switzerland.