Being retired, I now have time to devote to my first love, my art. I like learning new mediums and skills to develop original one-of-a-kind pieces. For years I would call myself a hobbyist artist, as life's responsibilities took priority, but now I have the time to produce professional quality original pieces of art. My focus is primarily Equine Art, especially the Thoroughbred, which is my passion, but I have done other breeds and subjects as well.
I began as a child drawing horses, admiring the work of C W Anderson---well known for his etchings of famous Thoroughbreds, along with his many published books. This also began my love of the Thoroughbred, especially in racing. As I progressed my High School teacher encouraged me to continue to study horse anatomy, and to continue to focus on the Thoroughbred breed.
As an adult I was privileged to receive a scholarship to one of the first workshops from the American Academy of Equine Art, with the late Else Tuckerman. I further have taken workshops with Sam Savitt an accomplished published illustrator and a original member of AAEA and another workshop with James Crow. June 2021 I took a workshop under the direction of former AAEA President Booth Malone. In the world of Equine Art there is always something to learn. And I look forward to taking additional workshops from AAEA, who's ideals I strive to achieve producing professional, quality Equine Art.
In 2020 I entered the Academy's juried show with my piece called "Saratoga Head Study", which was accepted and also nominated for the Else Tuckerman Award. Since this beginning I have entered other juried shows with success. You can see my progress on the Accomplishment page. I have original pieces available for purchase and am beginning to take commissions. I also am learning photography, to help create my original pieces. Some of these photos are also available.
Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or are interested in purchasing a piece.
Denise J Brown