Artwork by AJ Brown
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Take Time to Smell the Flowers by AJ Brown
Shower Cat by AJ Brown
Thirsty Feline by AJ Brown
Soldier and Two Cats by AJ Brown
Cat with a Magician's Hat by AJ Brown
Wildflower by AJ Brown
The Cat is in Charge by AJ Brown
Cat Sled Team Right by AJ Brown
Between Friends by AJ Brown
So by AJ Brown
silhouetted figure by AJ Brown
Pansy by AJ Brown
Purple Cat by AJ Brown
Follow your Heart by AJ Brown
Lazy Melting Cat by AJ Brown
My Foot is Clean by AJ Brown
Buddess and Cat by AJ Brown
Watercolour I eleven by AJ Brown
Brush Stroke Boot Camp eleven by AJ Brown
Harley Quinn and Hank the Tank by AJ Brown
Brush Stroke Boot Camp six by AJ Brown
Picnic Thieves by AJ Brown
Scissors by AJ Brown
Vase by AJ Brown
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About AJ Brown
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I love to paint pet portraits! Please use the "contact" tab above to get in touch with me for a pet portrait, of your dog or cat or whatever your animal friend is. :)
I started to explore various arts in 1999, as a way to overcome personal fears. One of these was a nightmare I had as a child. This dream is a parable of my life: ``I`m at the bottom of a well, looking up. I see the Sesame Street puppets with their mouths opening and closing. I have a feeling of no way out. I can`t yell for help, because no one understands my speech. This is such a feeling of helplessness!``
I am Deaf. I have difficulty speaking and using sign language coherently because of a brain injury at birth. I use a portable device which speaks when I type out written English. I also utilize email and sign language interpreters to communicate,
Creating is my way to express my soul-voice in a way to which others can hear and respond. When I creates, it feels like something spiritual guides me. I need to continue on my spiritual path, and that is through expressing myself. Art connects me to my Spiritual Self. My art flows from my Spiritual Self.
I am self taught. I work mostly with watercolour, ink, and use other media. I am formerly a potter, writer, poet, actress, dancer, music composer, and musician. I created, wrote, produced, and directed a video. I sometimes mix these media to create something. Each piece of my art is unique; I paint slowly and meticulously for one, and fast and impatient for another. Each has its own personality: One will have vibrant, wild, lush colours, and another will have shy, withdrawn, tame, muted colours. Some are whimsical, and others are serious. My work shows how I feel right at the moment of creation.
I have different inspirations: a memory, a movie, an image, another piece of art, visions, words, myself, an event, and my cat! What will come out, I never knows. My preferred subjects include, but not limited to: nature, magic, and my cat.
I was involved with an art experience group from 2002 until 2004. This enabled me to explore my creativity in a supportive environment with other Deaf women artists. This weekly group acted as a springboard to encourage me to take professional classes and to show my art publicly.
Since 2002, my work has been exhibited in several galleries, including: the CityScape Art Space, the Artists Helping Artists in Burnaby, a Deaf art show at the Vancouver Community College, the Harmony Arts Festival, the RoundHouse Community Centre and a gallery in Quebec City! I am excited with the growing interest in my work and my evolution as an artist. I contributed a chapter to a book about alternative and augmented ways of communicating. I won awards for academic study and for composition in music. In 2004, I published a book that I wrote AND illustrated.
I am self taught, but I take courses to improve my skill. I took classes from Vancouver School Board, Kwantlen College, North Vancouver Continoing Education, and Video In Studios. I studied painting at the Bad Dog Arts Studio in North Vancouver, under Elizabeth Harris - Nichols. I am currently attending Emily Carr University's Continuing Education, for three certificates. The first certificate is in Fine Arts Techniques, the second is in Drawing and the third is Painting. I hold a Bachelor`s degree from Gallaudet University, the world`s only liberal arts university for the Deaf.
Through my images, I can be heard. I believe this is my way to freedom, and spirituality. Most importantly, art is my way out of that well. I reside in West Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, with her gorgeous cat, Rumbles.
In addition to creating artwork, I offer Reiki to help people.