Artist Wayne Brown has been an independent thinker for more than 50 years. Since his high school days at Penn Charter, Brown has approached his art with the knowledge that it takes thought, discerning skill and a fair amount of sweat to create a work that truly reflects that thinking. The Media Arts Center and Gallery will host an exhibition by this skilled guest artist January 4 to February 3 featuring Brown’s paintings, wall sculptures and prints.
Inspired by landscapes, cityscapes, florals and portraits, Brown also turns to music to inform his work. He includes composers Mahler, Shostakovich, Wagner, Stravinsky among his favorites. Brown is a big fan of the Philadelphia Orchestra, grand opera and even jazz.
Wayne Brown’s early paintings were primarily oils, but he now he works in acrylics as well. In recent years he has been focusing on representational and abstract paintings and wall sculptures. He says his process is to first concentrate on composition, then thru trial and error, get the colors he wants, working until he is satisfied.
Brown’s works can be seen at the Hedgerow Theatre, Delaware County Community College, Valley Forge Towers and in many private collections. His training was at PAFA, Tyler, Universtiy of the Arts, Chautauqua, and several art centers. He is a member the Community Arts Center’s abstract workshop. His wife, Elisabeth Jonnson Brown is a weaver and designer.
A consistent prize winner Brown’s honors from the past decade include:
First Prize, Community Arts Center – Members Show for an acrylic abstract 2016
Third Prize, CAC above juried art show for a wall sculpture 2016
Merit Award, Delaware Valley Art League, for an acrylic abstract, 2011
Merit Award, Delaware Valley Art League, for a representational barn painting, 2011
Third Place, Community Arts Center, Wallingford, for above painting, 2010
First Prize, Community Arts Center, for a cityscape wall sculpture , 2008
Third Place, Art League, for a wall sculpture (same as above), 2008
Wayne Brown At MAC January 4 to February 3, 2018 Opening reception: January 13, 4pm to 6pm. Gallery hours: Thursday, Friday and Saturday 4pm to 7pm