Robert Brown Gallery

Robert Brown was an illustrator in the U. S. Marine Corps in the early1960s. He studied at the School of the Corcoran Gallery in Washington, DC and also at the School of The Art Institute of Chicago. Though he has been making art for over 40 years his work has rarely been exhibited. His drawings drawings have been published in Windhorse, Vajradhatu Sun, now called Shambhala Sun. Recently his work has been published online at Exquisite Corpse.

Brown explains, "The cowboy and cowgirl images that I work with have been evolving over the last 20 to 30 years. These forms along with buildings, planks, boats, bridges and so on seem to function as archetypes. I use brush and ink because it responds so quickly to slight movement or broad full movement without time for evaluation. I have used many mediums over the years. I am also working in carved wood and clay. I am a sign painter and calligrapher. I am influenced by the work of Philip Guston. He came back to things. Sometimes the subject matter proceeds from the form and some times it is the form. Don't know, doesn't matter since anything will ride your wave if you give it a name."

Brown has practiced and studied Buddhist meditation since the early 1970’s. His teacher was the late Chogyam Trungpa, Rinpoche.

February, 2002