About the Artist
As a young girl growing up in High Point, North Carolina, Sabrina Tillman McGowens was taught that she could achieve anything. She studied music at an early age and personally acknowledged that she loved to draw and could easily lose herself in her artwork. As an academic, early career aspirations of being an Orthodontist led to her undergraduate studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1994. In the midst of heavy Chemistry and Biology coursework, she took an elective art class during her sophomore year, which resulted in her changing her major. She would proceed to graduate from UNC with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree with a Printmaking Concentration in 1998. Additional graduate studies included Interior Architecture and Advertising and Computer Graphics. Sabrina spent over 20 years working professionally in computer graphics, packaging design, and print production management.
Forever unsatisfied with the corporate work experience and dealing with feelings of an unfulfilled purpose, when the opportunity presented itself for her to pursue a career in art, she took it. She established an art business, Brtyche, along with an Etsy online store in 2012 and began displaying her original artwork and reproduction prints at art shows, festivals, and events. Her first solo art exhibit took place during the month of July in 2013 at Yalik’s Modern Art in High Point, NC. Sabrina created a website for her art business, brtyche.com, in 2016 and began showcasing her original artwork and limited and open edition prints. She opened her own art boutique, The House of Brtyche, in downtown High Point in 2018. Her artwork is currently on display in multiple galleries and collections throughout North Carolina and she completed her Masters Degree for Fine Art Painting from the Academy of Art University in 2020. The House of Brtyche was relocated to Main St in High Point in March of 2020 and is now Sabrina’s. Sabrina’s showcases the artist’s fine artwork while providing an opportunity to highlight and help other artists and entrepreneurs through art based events, PopUps, classes and business seminars.