Artist Spotlight: Variety Brown

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How can you expect to draw an accurate picture if you do not look at what your drawing

When did you first recognise yourself as an artist?

I first considered myself as an artist when I quit my job to put more time in and take it more seriously. This was a big and risky decision though also exciting and I am happy to say it has paid off. 

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What has been your favourite piece of work to date‭?‬

My first favourite piece was “Fro Girl” which is a portrait of the iconic Angela Davis. However, after completing “Ms. understood” which is a portrait of the iconic Nina Simone, I would say they are my favourite two!

As an artist‭, ‬what is on the top of your creative bucket list‭?‬

I would say having my own independent solo exhibition is on the top of my bucket list. It is an event I have great vision for though do not want to rush but take my time to prepare and plan for.

If you could collaborate with anyone‭, ‬dead or alive‭ - ‬who would it be‭?‬

I’m not entirely sure who I would want to collaborate with though I must say I very much like the work of Matt Small who also does portraiture.

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What has been you favourite piece of advice to date‭? ‬

My favourite piece of advise to date was from an art teacher in school. During life drawing she expressed that how can you expect to draw an accurate picture if you do not look at what your drawing. Drawing and painting faces can be tricky so analysing every little detail I have found very helpful.