Brittonie is a graduate of the Master of Fine Arts in Photography program at the Edinburgh College of Art, part of the University of Edinburgh. Prior to her studies in Scotland, she received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography and sculpture from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design.
Brittonie's photographic work ranges from 35mm to to large format with combine use of hand applied chemistry to digital techniques frequently favouring 'failed' materials. Broken lenses, expired film, holy bellows and chemical inconsistencies are regularly employed in her work. Her artistic practice expands into other media such as film, sculpture and installation and frequently enjoys working collaboratively.
Among her recent projects, is Sandy Bells, which implements the medium of wet plate collodion and portraiture while examining the interconnectedness of craft and tradition in the folk pub community as paralleled to the photography community (or craft beer/real ale community!). You can often find her (when she's not behind the bar) scurrying up and down stairs from her darkroom near the beer cellar to photograph.
Her work has been exhibited internationally.