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


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


Stained Glass idea!

What to you think?

My Flower Book

inspired by a visit to Kew Gardens.


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

Just for a change I drew the following three pictures as aspects from three Great Masters.



The Girl with the Pearl Earring, Johnannas Vermeer 1665



When Will You Marry? Paul Gauguin 1892



A Bar at the Folies-Bergere, Edouard Manet 1882






During Covid lockdown I have created 125 pieces of art, drawings, paintings and carvings. I have for the first time had a bash at caricaturing. I had a book in my library for years explaining the basics of caracturing, but never tried it. So in for a penny in for a pound. I gave it a go. Some examples;



Hopefully you can recognise the faces. Mine is the last one!


I have also been doing a lot of pen and ink work, here are a couple of examples;





My eldest son Andrew has started a new venture of 'up-cycling' old cameras to lamps. Click AJBrowns for further details.

















My latest piece of work during lockdown. We had to chop an olive tree down in our garden. The roots were getting too big and too close to the house. We really didn't want to do it, but had no choice. So I cut out a piece of the tree and made the piece. It stands 18 cm high.



















I have recently drawn a series of designs which I think would look good as a Stained Glass Window - What do you think?












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:

























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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;



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
























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




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.




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




















End of update





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






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




































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.