Mike Brown - Painting the Spirit of Nature........................................................
Ever since his childhood days in rural Georgia, artist Mike Brown has been drawn to the outdoors. One of his first paintings captured a flock of mallards in a snowy lake scenery. Thirty years later the artist still focuses on what means the most to him: To preserve the beauty of all living things through the precious gift of his artistic talent.

Whether it is in his landscapes or his wildlife portraits, Mike Brown has developed a stunning level of realism. Often his artistic creations are mistaken for photographs. “During my shows it sometimes happens that a patron takes out a magnifying glass in order to fully appreciate the detail of my work.” Mike Brown adds: “I learned from the greatest - wildlife artists like Carl Brenders and Charles Fracé. It wasn’t just about the masterful level of their techniques, but I was also fascinated by the effect their artwork had on me. Our surroundings are perfect, yet vulnerable at the same time. I find this as intriguing as it is inspiring.”

Mike Brown shares his love for nature with each brushstroke; his reverence for God’s creations is visible in every single piece of art that he creates. His studio boasts with paintings at all stages and in a variety of mediums – oil, watercolor, acrylic and gouache on both, canvas and illustration board. Tranquil landscapes capture the harmony between humans and nature or serve as backgrounds for impeccably detailed wildlife portraits that amaze the observer.

It was only a small step for artist Mike Brown from portraying to preserving the beauty of Mother Earth. Over the years he has collaborated with numerous charities, non-profit organizations and conservation programs. He was named “Ducks Unlimited Sponsor Artist of the Year” seven times and has designed several State Conservation Stamps for the Department of Natural Resources.

“Earlier in my career I considered it a highlight when one of my paintings was placed into the Georgia Governor’s mansion. Today I feel humbled, when a six-year-old intends to spend his allowance on one of my prints. For me as an artist it’s a great accomplishment that my work is appreciated on so many levels. As a human being I am blessed that my artistic creations instill a sense of awe for the beauty of nature in the observer. This is why I paint. And why I am a realist painter. Because this abundance of splendor around us that our generation can still enjoy is rapidly going away …”

Considered one of the nation’s top wildlife artists, Mike Brown conducts workshops, publishes, lectures, and accepts commissions.

“The ability to preserve the beauty of all living things in nature’s never-ending circle of life through this precious gift of artistic talent is humbling in regards to the abundance of awe-inspiring creations by Mother Earth.” Mike Brown

 
 

2015 Iowa Duck Stamp Winner
2014 Ducks Unlimited Ohio Sponsor Artist
2013 Hawaii Game Bird Stamp Winner
2013 Ducks Unlimited Alaska Sponsor Artist
2013 Iowa Duck Stamp Winner
2013 Ducks Unlimited Iowa Sponsor Artist
2013 Ducks Unlimited Texas Sponsor Artist
2012 Ducks Unlimited Ohio Sponsor Artist
2011 Ducks Unlimited Maryland Sponsor Artist
2011 Massachusetts Primitive Arms Stamp Winner
2011 Ducks Unlimited Ohio Sponsor Artist
2011 Ducks Unlimited Iowa People's Choice Award

2011 David Shepherd Foundation International Wildlife Artist of the Year ..Competition (Finalist)
2011 Ducks Unlimited Alaska Sponsor Artist (2nd place)
2011 Iowa Duck Stamp Competition (2nd and 3rd Place)
2011 California Upland Game Bird Competition (2nd place)
2011 Ducks Unlimited Oregon Artist of the Year Competition (2nd place)
2010 Ducks Unlimited Michigan Artist of the Year Competition (2nd place)
2010 Ducks Unlimited Georgia Artist of the Year Competition (2nd place)
2010 BBC International Wildlife Artist of the Year Competition (Finalist)
2010 Ohio Wetlands Habitat Stamp Competition (2nd place)

 

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