Beth creating a mixed media piece.

photo by Russ Lunn

Beth working in her studio.

photo by Russ Lunn

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Beth Brown grew up in Rochester, NY and has been an artist since childhood. She first received recognition for her artwork when she won a blue ribbon for a traffic safety poster contest in first grade. Art was always a focus in her young life, particularly drawing. She was fortunate to have many supportive art teachers along the way in public school. 

After graduating high school, Beth sang in several different bands performing original music for a number of years and became manager at a record store. She attended a graphic design program in Rochester, then moved to Boston, MA to study drawing and painting at School of the Museum of Fine Arts.

Following college, Beth became a sign maker and graphic designer. She continued painting, forming two artist cooperative galleries to provide exhibit opportunities for herself and hundreds of other artists.

Beth teaches drawing and painting classes out of her art studio and online.

BIO

EXPERIENCE

Education: 
School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Occupations:  

Sign painter, graphic designer, owner:
Moonblossom Signworks, established 1991

Gallery director, founder, exhibitor:
Berkshire Dreams Gallery
Gt. Barrington, MA  1998-2002

Gallery director, founder, exhibitor:
The Shoe Factory Art Co-op
Rochester, NY  2010-2017

Art Instructor:
Beth Brown Art & Design Studio
Rochester, NY  2012-present

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Beth varnishing a hand painted sign.

photo by Indiana Brown

Beth has recently been experimenting with mixed media and collage in her paintings. She often adds elements such as fabric, paper, and other found materials into her pieces. She has been delving into abstraction in combination with her representational imagery. She often finds inspiration in nature, revisiting birds as a frequent muse. Beth is currently creating a body of work for exhibit.

CURRENT FOCUS

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