About Me

 

My name is David Brown

 

 

I am a self taught artist and have been painting and drawing since I was fourteen years old.

 

My style is very personal and I am learning all the time.

 

I hold teaching sessions for beginners.

 

If you would like to find out more about my work, buy or commission a piece of work, why not contact me on

david.brown403@talktalk.net

or use the form which you will find in my contact page.

 

My Flower Book

inspired by a visit to Kew Gardens.








NEWS! NEWS! 


Angel Brown my granddaughter has set up an ETSY page providing digitally

enhanced portraits. See example below;










My Art


is a presentation of some of my work that you might want to look through.


My Music


While you are here why not listen to my new piece of music.

Thanks to Keith Bennett for his orchestration

Wow! I have just discovered George Barbier. French Artist/illistrator who specialised in Art Nouveau. Born in Nantes on 10th October 1882 and died in 1932. Much of his work was based on haute corture for the famous fashion houses of the time. I saw his work in a book I picked up in Oxfam for £2.50. It contained 40 full colour 'plates' of beautiful work. It inspired me into doing the following drawing:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Please go to NEWS page ???

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I've been pretty busy during lockdown. The following is some of the stuff I have produced.

 

Our Conservatory, watercolour;

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A walk in the Countryside, acrylic; 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dusk 1 & 2, watercolour pen;

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Eastern Promise, watercolour pen;

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Digitally Enhanced Portraits

 

Angel, one of my granddaughters, has opened an esty page to sell her digitally enhanced pictures at very good prices. The money she raises it to help with her student costs at Leeds University where she is studying fine arts. Why not check out her work, example below.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Is coronavirus getting you down? If so have a look at My Flower Book I hope it cheers you up.

 

The inspiration for this subject was a visit to Kew Gardens and having a look at the traditional fauna paintings on display.

 

 

 

Sorry have been away for a long time and really need to update website. Hope to do it in the next couple of weeks, David

 

The Bridge Arts Festival. Along with my very good friend Liz Perrett we are organising The Bridge Arts Festival in Huntingdon & Godmanchester, Cambs on 6/7 April 2019.

 

Performance to visual arts will be on display. We hope to have international guests from our four twin towns contributing. We will also be yarnbombing the town centres.

 

If you live in the local area and are interested in taking part in the festival contact me at art@hgta.eu

 

 

 

Hi Folks, been busy and haven't had time to update, but here are some examples of my recent work.

 

Shirley,  my wife and life partner. She has never liked any picture I have painted of her, but at last she likes this one. 20' x 16' acrylic on canvass.

 

The Dancer, inspired by going to see the Flamenco in Seville. It was an awe inspiring trip.

 

Carving, a present for friends in Hungary who we are going to stay with for the next few days.

 

Black & White, a style I come back to every now and then. A house warming present for our neice.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I have just written and published a new book;

 

A LOVE AFFAIR WITH HUNGARY

It is about my wife Shirley and I and how we fell in love with Hungary and how we met our "adopted" daughter Sara.

 

It is a feel good story about a beautiful country and a wonderful people. It takes you on our journey around the country and tells of our experiences since first visiting the country in 2006 to comemmorate the 1956 People's Uprising against the Soviet Union.

 

You can order a copy of the book through this web site at a cost of £6 plus £2.50p postage.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wow! I seem to have been away for a while!

 

Have been busy arranging next series of art lessons with Cambridgshire Libraries. The programme for the first round of lessons should soon be on display at Huntingdon Library.

 

One of my latest pieces of work. Canvas size 40 x 32 inches

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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A quick update on stuff I have been doing. (28 October 2016)

 

HUNTINGDON LIBRARY TEACHING SESSIONS

 

Just started a new round of 6 teaching sessions at Huntingdon Library. The first session was about "Perspective". Sixteen participants. I think it went well. The next session in November will be "Still LIfe in Charcoal". The course is already fully booked.

 

TREES IN WINTER ONE OF MY LATEST PIECES OF WORK

 

This piece is actually two pictures that hang beside each other.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

End of update

 

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Training Sessions

 

About time I updated. Have been doing some great work with Cambridgeshire Libraries and Arts Council East. I have run 20 different sessions on drawing and painting, including some Abstract Work. Really exciting! I hope to do some more work with them next year.

 

Huntingdon Library BFG

 

The Library are celebrating the work of Roald Dahl, which includes a session for children. I will be running the session, which asks the kids to draw there own Big Friendly Giant.

 

Some of my latest work

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Abstract           Tree              Tree At Sunset           Szentendre Hungary

 

 

 

EBB & FLOW VIDEO

 

I have been collaborating with my very good friend Keith Bennett on a Music/Video. The video is now on You Tube. You can view it on https://youtu.be/azcLvM1OPu8

I wrote the music and painted the pictures. Keith orchestrated the music and made the video. Let us know what you think.

 

Still doing lots of work with Cambridgeshire Libraries. Teaching the over 50s basic drawing and painting techniques. It is great fun.

 

Below are a couple of my latest paintings

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ARTS ALIVE

 

I am well into the Cambridgeshire Libraries "ARTS ALIVE" programme. I have over a dozen sessions in 6 local libraries over the next 3 months. The sessions are from 2 - 4 hours long and cover a variety of topics, including pencel, pen, acrylic and watercolour. I am having great fun teaching basic techniques of drawing and painting to the over 50s client group.

 

SHAKESPEARE AT HUNTINGDON LIBRARY