Self taught artist Brigitte Balbinot is of Swiss and Italian decent and was born and raised in Europe. At a young age she had the opportunity to travel extensively and even lived in Africa for some time. These experiences have shaped her as an Artist. Spending a considerable amount of time in Europe each year, Brigitte Balbinot is greatly influenced by Italian history and culture, old architectural structures and objects such as parchment, stones and marble that hold energy. In 2000 she established permanent residence in South Florida. The Artist continuously draws her inspiration from nature, the elements and their energy as well as the spiritual world. Favoring the use of oil as a medium, which is uncommon amongst modern abstract painters, Balbinot also incorporates pure pigments and other materials such as sand, mica and crystals to create interesting textures and affects. The artist says aiming for a feeling of light, depth and balance into her work. Music is a part of Balbinot's creative process to which she equates the movement or pulse that can be felt in each piece.
Some of the Artists she admires and that she considers influential include Zao Wou-ki, Corot, Kiefer, Tiepolo, Titian and Turner.
Brigitte's work can be found in private collections and commercial spaces in North America and Europe. She works out of her two studios in South Florida and the Province of Quebec.