About the artworkPigment print on Hahnemuhle paper
Brown was born in Ukraine and received a MA in art and textiles from the Academy of Fine Art of Lviv, in Ukraine, in 1982. Since 1997, she has worked and lived in London, winning the Chelsea Art Society Agnes Reeve Award in 2009 for the best painting of London.Her landscape paintings are impressionistic and colourful, her cityscapes embracing all the noise and chaos of modern life. Using London's ubiquitous and iconic transportation, Brown adds flashes of black and red to her scenes, which are always full of people and never content to depict architecture alone. Using thick brushstrokes and rich colour manipulation, her paintings of London capture the vivacity of Britain's capital city in all its guises. Her recent figurative work introduces a new theme in her art, exploring ideas of escapism through elegance and movement. Inspired by both the Old Masters and modern photography, her enigmatic subjects are immersed in the contemplative world of their dreams and desires, caught as if in a snapshot in a single atmospheric moment. Brown exhibits extensively at galleries in the UK and abroad, including prestigious galleries such as the Royal College of Art. She has also participated in regional and national group shows, as well as competitions at local art galleries and centers.