Britt obtained his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in painting at Memphis Academy of Arts and a Master of Fine Arts in painting from the University of Mississippi. Britt taught painting and drawing at Delta State University in Cleveland, Mississippi for 35 years. He retired from Delta State in 2002.
Britt has won many awards in competitive shows and has served as a juror for art shows in Mississippi, Louisiana, and Alabama. He continues to paint and teaches workshops throughout Mississippi, Louisiana, and Tennessee. He resides in Cleveland, Mississippi.