David Brown was born in 1943 in Derbyshire England. His education includes Joseph Wright Secondary School of Art, Derby, Derby & District College of Art. (N.D.D.), and the School of Art Education, Birmingham. (A.T.D. and full Teacher”s Cert.). He has taught at various institutions in the U.S. and England and his work is included in numerous public collections in the U.S. and England as well.
Brown’s simple, organic forms are composed of varying textures. Both clay and glaze textures are combined to create compositions complemented with subdued natural tones or sometimes contrasted with rich blues and teals. These characteristics combined with the asymmetry and movement created by the forms and textures make for an overall eye-catching effect.
Like many of the other artists I’ve chosen to write about, David Brown’s work is reminiscent of landscapes, seascapes, or the weathering of the natural world around us. A characteristic that resonates with me and is forever motivating my work as well as the artists I research.
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