Some painters transport to the viewer a scene and evoke feelings of a more meaningful existence, tranquility, and timelessness than others and R. Russell Brown is one of those.
His talents are not only his technical ability because there are countless artists who handle a brush with ease; but those who view Brown’s work intuitively feel that he has captured more than a scene and his works portray a fleeting moment held forever.
Brown’s technique is to use a dry brush on smooth illustration board, which forces him to create his own texture. The result is a smooth almost print-like effect.
In an art market flooded with assembly line art and gimmicks, it is refreshing to see artists like Brown who persist in developing their own style and technique.
---The West Texan