Audrey Brown has been a working artist for over 20 years. After receiving her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Augustana College in Rock Island, Illinois, Ms. Brown began combining her academic education with her long love and experience exploring the natural world around her, to create her pastel landscapes. Clouds, trees, sky and water combine to remind the viewer of the natural world. "River and streams move me, as well as the connection between land and sky," Ms. Brown states as she describes the shapes and color that she finds so important to the process of creating a mood or feeling.
Although Audrey Brown works primarily in pastel, she is equally skilled in the use of oil, and acrylic. She also enjoys drawing in graphite. Whatever medium Audrey Brown has chosen she is sure to vanish in the process of her creations. "I find that I lose myself in creating my artwork. Time seems to fly by."
During the course of her art career Audrey Brown has been the recipient of several awards in both juried exhibits and at art fairs throughout the mid-west. Ms. Brown has been chosen to participate in many of the mid-west's prestigious art fairs from Minneapolis, Minnesota to Kansas City, Missouri.
Augustana College, 1987-1992, BFA, Studio Major/Biology
Juried and Group Exhibitions:
2011 "You Are Here" Quad City Arts, Rock Island Il.
2010 "Taking Root" Great River Gallery, Bellvue, IA.
2010 Rock Island Fine Arts Exhibition, Rock ISland, Il.
2008 "Familiar Places" Dewitt Opera House, Dewitt, Ia.
2006 Leger Fine Arts, Davenport, Ia.
2005 River Exhibition, Quad City Arts, Rock Island, Il.
2004 Rock Island Fine Arts Exhibition, Rock Island, Il.
1996 "Realism and Beyond" Rock Island Lib., Rock Island, Il.
1996 "Davenport Under Glass" Mid-Coast Fine Arts, Dav. Ia.
1992 Bi-State Regional Art Show, Davenport Museum of Art
2005 Fine Arts Fair, Dewitt, Ia.
1995 Two Rivers Art Festival, Minneapolis, Mn.
1995 Two Rivers Art Festival, Des Moines, Ia.
1995 Two Rivers Art Festival, Kansas City, Mo.
Kirkwood Community College, Cedar Rapids, IA.