About Denise J Brown:


I am a retired teacher, now devoting time to my first love the Thoroughbred in Equine art …while still 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 quality professional original works 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 horse.  especially in racing.  As I progressed  my High School teacher encouraged me to continue to study horse anatomy, but primarily focusing 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 founding member of AAEA and another workshop with James Crow.  This past June, I took a workshop under the direction of former AAEA President Booth Malone. In the world of Equine Art their 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.  


I finally entered the Academy's 2020 juried show and was accepted with my piece called "Saratoga Head Study",  which was also nominated for the Else Tuckerman Award.  This piece is available to see on the AAEA website, along with a few other pieces of mine accepted into membership shows. 


Another colored pencil piece  Eye & Leather received a 1st place merit award at the Punta Gorda, FL, Visual Art Show , called Color.

I have recently been accepted to the Scratchboard Society as a juried Active member, showing proficiency in this medium.

Original pieces are available from this website or you can contact me by email at  


 10% of all sales of my work will be donated to a local Thoroughbred Rescues, like ReRun Thoroughbreds, located in NY.  Or others affiliated with the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance. A cause which I am glad to support!  Giving Thoroughbreds a second chance when their racing career is finished.   




PS.  I am also a breeder of Rough Collies---check out the Storybrooke Collies page if you would like to know more about our puppies!!!

 You can find Storybooke Collies on our facebook page too!