I have enjoyed taking familiar images down a transitional path from representation toward abstraction.
Brown studied at Glasgow School of Art 1963-8, where he subsequently taught. He worked as the Director of Arts at many Scottish schools, latterly at the Edinburgh Academy. He now paints full-time and is a long-standing exhibitor at RSW, RSA and RGI, winning many awards including the Charles Rennie Mackintosh Association Residency, which formed the basis of his 2011 exhibition. His work is characterised by a rich and vibrant palette and varied use of oil, mixed media and collage. His subjects are often based on particular foreign travel, and previous shows at The Scottish Gallery have included works influenced by trips to Venice, Kerala and Mekong and Cuba. Most recently his works have been inspired by the cycle of growth and regeneration of his garden in Edinburgh. His next exhibition at The Scottish Gallery will take place in the autumn of 2023.