Anthony E Brown
The youngest of six children, Anthony dreamed of becoming an artist from childhood and studied art at Syracuse University and Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia. He describes his early years as “hard and turbulent, but after becoming a Christian at age 21, he says he “found peace I hadn’t known before.”
After a few years in California, then back east, Brown moved to Texas in 1980 where he had family. “Right away the vast spaces, the wonderful sky, the sunsets, the arid masculine land with its openness, made me happy. Everywhere you look in the east you see too much man made stuff and the canopy of trees blocks your view.” Brown is inspired by the southwestern landscapes and skies. “The wide open spaces reveal the heavens, and I love the intense, dry sunlight and the contrast in the shadows it creates.”
Brown combines his fine art work with his business as a painting contractor in Abilene. He has exhibited in both solo and group exhibits and won several awards for his work. His paintings appear in many private and museum collections.