Sheryl Brown : Healing Art

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I think you all know that I love color. I mean I really, really love color. I love all kinds of color, whether it is bright colors, earth tone colors, or pastel colors. I am particularly drawn to the way that Sheryl Brown uses the pastel colors in her abstract fine art masterpieces. There is a real healing effect that Ms. Brown's art has on the soul. Oh, she is not alone in this talent, but her gift with the use of color has touched my soul and I'm sure that it will touch yours, as well. Come, let's take a peek into the world of Sheryl Brown, in her own words...

When did you first decide that you wanted to be an artist?

When I was in grade 2, age 7, I remember having drawn some flames with a simple pencil sketch (and did I color them? I'm not sure..!), and thinking it came out so lifelike that "I must be an artist..!" I've always been in love with color.

What was your first art creation?

One of my earliest memories of decorating with paint was taking the pot of leftover paint in the garage and using a stick to apply it to my tricycle. I had to have been age 5 or younger then. I was already a color collector - I would pick the colored glass out of the stucco on the house. I also scratched my name into the TV. LOL!

When I was about 6, I took it upon myself to add some color to a story book I had, using some new water color paints I had just received.

My first oil painting (done in high school) is very simplistic and resides somewhere in the garage. My first oil painting of note was painted right after high school. It's called, "Two Lonesome Trees," and was painted from a calendar picture of a snowy sunrise. It's available on my website.

My first piece of art to be professionally, digitally scanned, and reproduced as a giclee reproduction, was in 2008 and is named "Cloud Dance," a 16x20" acrylic on canvas. I now have 77 images available, ranging in size from 4x4 to 24x36, on paper or canvas.

What was your first memorable art piece?

In grade 1, I seem to recall there was a particular kitchen drawer reserved for my art and writing papers that came home from school.

In my early high school years, three different teachers in three different years, used my art. In one case it was for a school newsletter and in the other two cases, a poster.

Please describe "A Day in the Life of Sheryl Brown, Artist Extraordinaire."

My process is greatly facilitated by a block of time with no appointments, better a whole day, with lots of natural light, usually when I'm at home. I wouldn't mind if this worked out daily, but it can be some days in a row, or days separated by weeks. I randomly sit down with paints and start playing around. Sometimes, I squeeze paint directly from the tube to the canvas. Sometimes, I paint with fine lines, dabbing the paint straight from the tube onto my paintbrush.

Sometimes a few specific colors draw my attention. For example, a previous painting presents itself with a new twist, or I just have an idea. Very often, the idea I start with is just a catalyst, and what I end up with is far down another path than I started. A few times, my intention materialized close to how I imagined it. I am truly very random abstract, but ironically, I am at my most concrete when I have a paintbrush and tubes of paint in my hands. I often finish an 8x10" or several in a sitting. Some of the larger ones will spread out over months.

The last couple of years I have participated in several of our local art walks, where businesses offer to host an artist for the evening.

I did respond to one online contest a year or so ago. The prize was a trip to NYC with use of art studios and some media connections.

What do you do with your art?

My own art is plastered all over my walls. Every now and then, I take a new batch of paintings to my professional giclee print maker to have them professionally digitally scanned, ready to be reproduced as Fine Art Giclees, either on Fine Art paper, or on canvas. I have added notecard sized format to the collection, which makes it very affordable. My Fine Art Giclee reproductions are easy to order from my website online, or folks can email or call me if they need some direction.

I think you all know that I love color. I mean I really, really love color. I love all kinds of color, whether it is bright colors, earth tone colors, or pastel colors. I am particularly drawn to the way that Sheryl Brown uses the pastel colors in her abstract fine art masterpieces. There is a real healing effect that Ms. Brown's art has on the soul. Oh, she is not alone in this talent, but her gift with the use of color has touched my soul and I'm sure that it will touch yours, as well. Come, let's take a peek into the world of Sheryl Brown, in her own words...

What are your plans for the future?

I am getting very serious about getting my art into more formats, like silk scarves, T-shirts, gift bags and tissue paper.. the sky's the limit..!

My current project is to finalize the touch-ups and naming of about 50 new paintings in order to get them ready for scanning.. I'm being a bit slowed down by the winter sun's short course ;D

One of these days I will be able to build a customized art studio and gallery..!


In the words of Sheryl Brown, from her website, "[I have] been painting since age 6 when [I] received [my] first set of paints for being brave at the eye doctor's - I well remember this!! The black and white illustrations in one of my story books needed a little... well, color! And I've been at it ever since, but especially in the last 10 years or so."

Connecting with Sheryl Brown :

Artist Site :www.SherylBrownArt.com
Online Store :sherylbrownart.com/collections/all
Blog :https://sherylbrownart.com/blogs/sheryl-brown-art-2
FB Page :facebook.com/SherylBrownArt
FB Profile :facebook.com/SherylBrown
Twitter :twitter.com/SunraySheryl
Pinterest :pinterest.com/sunraysheryl/
Instagram :instagram.com/sunraysheryl




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