The Cross Timbers Fine Arts Council will be featuring artist John Brown’s work entitled “Reflections of Life” for its latest exhibit opening at 8 a.m. Saturday at the Stephenville Senior Citizens Center.
“The works presented by John Brown are reflections of life that mirror places, people and experiences that have shaped Brown,” states his bio.
Brown was born in 1943 in the South India and moved to England in 1961 with his family where he did a five-year apprenticeship in printmaking.
That is when Brown discovered his love for pen and ink.
“Mission work took Brown to Belgium, India and Nepal. During this time Brown worked in various mediums — acrylic, oil, pencil, ink on paper — specializing in watercolor,” his artist statement reads. “Brown’s life mission is working with orphanages in India and Nepal. Brown teaches art classes at the Teen Challenge Drugs and Alcohol Rehabilitation Center as well as his work as a motivational and inspirational speaker in England and the United States.”
Stephenville has become Brown’s second home, but he still travels all around the U.S. for speaking engagements.
“One can look at the subject of the art and see inside Brown, his love for the people, the land and the experiences that continue to shape his life,” the press release states.
Brown will be speaking at an artist reception from 5- 7 p.m. May 19 at the Senior Citizens Center.
“John’s works are amazing. His beautiful watercolors are a reflection of his life and travels,” said CTFAC Executive Director Julie Crouch. “We are truly blessed to share these pieces with our community.”