Bridgette is a California based artist and textile designer currently painting from her art studio in Berkeley, CA. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from California College of the Arts, majoring in Painting & Drawing and minoring in Visual Studies. Bridgette has partnered with leading interior designers and brands including Anthropologie and Serena & Lily.
With each boldly hued petal and bursting bloom, Bridgette engages in playful exploration of the relationship between depth and color. Her subjects, whether arranged in a vase or sprouting in a field, take on the organic vibrancy typically reserved for things found only in the natural world.
May 2018. "All the New Anthropologie Home Arrivals We Want for Summer" Brit + Co.
May 2018. "Mother's Day Gift Guide" OK Magazine, Pages 52-53.
May 2018. "Paint & Petals: Artist Bridgette Thornton on her Anthropologie Houseware Collab" Nordstrom Blog.
April 2018. "This Successful Artist's Flower-Filled Home Studio Will Make You Green With Envy" Apartment Therapy.
April 2018. "Young Moraga Artist Launches Home Furnishings Line With Anthropologie" Lamorinda Weekly.
March 2018. "Flower Girl" Diablo Magazine.
October 2017. "My Top Picks: Artfully Walls." The Neotrad.
October 2017. "How Art Can Impact Your Life, An Interview With Artist Bridgette Thornton" Price Style & Design.
April 2017. "Designing Woman: Local Entrepreneur Opens New Shop In Lafayette" Lamorinda Weekly.
September 2016. "The Creative Side of Lamorinda" Dana Green Team.
July 2016. "Fantastic Finds for Your Home" Price Style & Design.
California College of the Arts
Bachelor of Fine Arts: Painting & Drawing. Minor: Visual Studies. 2010-2014.
Association of Independent Colleges of Art & Design
CCA's New York Residency Program. Summer 2013
New York University
School of Professional Studies: The Art Dealer In The 21st Century. Summer 2013
March 2017 - Present. Anthropologie Artist Collaboration, Home Product Line. Online Shop.
October 2016 - Present. Artfully Walls. Prints for Sale. Online Shop.
December 2015 - Present. Serena & Lily Art Collection. Original Paintings for Sale. Online Shop.
June 16 2018. Anthropologie Painting Workshop. Walnut Creek, CA.
May 12 2018. Anthropologie Pop Up Shop. Walnut Creek, CA.
May 9 2018. Anthropologie Live Painting Display. Walnut Creek, CA.
April 2017 - February 2018. Price Style and Design Showroom. Original Paintings for Sale. Lafayette CA.
July 8 2017. Anthropologie Pop Up Shop. Walnut Creek, CA.
June 8 2017. Anthropologie Pop Up Shop. Walnut Creek, CA.
September 24 2016. Anthropologie Pop Up Shop. Third Street Promenade, Santa Monica, CA.
September 17 2016. Anthropologie Pop Up Shop. The Grove, Los Angeles, CA.
August 7 2016. West Elm Pop Up Shop. South Coast Plaza, Orange County, CA.
July - August 2016. Kreation Organic. West Hollywood, CA.
May 7 2016. Artist & Fleas. Venice, CA.
Spring 2016. Home/Made Kitchen Cafe & Bakery. Moraga, CA.
September 27 2015. Abbot Kinney Festival. Los Angeles, CA.
July 29 2015. Vestiaire Collective Event. Eric Buterbaugh Florals, Los Angeles, CA.
July 2015. Botanica: All Things Plant Life. Bedford Gallery, Walnut Creek, CA.
November 2014. Bridgette Thornton Solo Senior Exhibition. CCA Gallery, San Francisco, CA.
April 2014. Senior Painting Exhibition Group Show. CCA Gallery, San Francisco, CA.
January 2014. Musical Offerings. Berkeley, CA.
Summer 2013. Chow Restaurant. Lafayette, CA.
October 2012. "20 Jay St." CCA College Ave. Undergraduate Gallery, Oakland, CA.
September 2012 & February 2012. Rick & Ann’s Restaurant. Berkeley, CA.