“Memory is the only place where no one ever dies” | 48″ x 168″ | Acrylic, 7 panels| 2015
In 2010 Jan Brown began to explore abstract expressionism. (Prior to this she was mostly representative in her work.) She found she loved creating paintings where she wasn’t limited to just “reproducing” a likeness. Color, emotion, line, texture, happy accidents, and much more allowed Brown to explore nonrepresentational work. She found she could create an energy in her paintings that soon became her signature. Abstraction freed her up to really begin to enjoy expressing emotion through paint. Under the guidance of Meighen Jackson, she continued to explore the abstract. In 2015, the figure called to her, and she’s been working to bring these two worlds, abstract and figurative, into one.