Encouraged by his parents, Perry Brown began his artistic journey at a very young age. He started drawing at 4 or 5, created his first landscape oil painting at 11 and won a logo design contest for Western Welcome Week in Denver at the age of 14, beating out professional designers. He went on to study graphic and fashion at Colorado State University and set his sights in the apparel industry where he amassed a highly successful career as a creative director.
His paintings today reflect a passion for the outdoors whether it's the expansive land or motion set in an urban backdrop. There's a presence of humanity in most of all his subjects; maybe capturing a small angler in a vast mountain scene, dotting a landscape with rural structures or recording life in the busy city.
His work and style continues to evolve. His training in the apparel industry has left a mark on his thought processes for making fine art. He has learned to embrace change and not always rely on safe methods of applying paint. There is a tension of realism vs. abstract that permeates throughout his subjects. His goal is to keep providing a fresh and energetic discipline in his paintings.
“Landscapes”, Art Access Gallery, 2010-2014
“Variations in the Landscape”, Art Access Gallery, 2009
“Miniatures & More”, Albuquerque Museum.
“Seasons” Solo Show, Breckenridge Gallery.
Governor’s Invitational, Loveland Museum
Group Exhibition, Schumacher Museum, Ohio
“Horizons” Solo Show, Breckenridge Gallery
Group Show, Art Access Gallery
Two Person Show, Mary Williams Fine Arts
Solo Show, Art Access Gallery