Sep 042022
Four Characters in Wood and Verse

These four little woodcarvings are abstract renditions of four animals – Owl, Swan, Elephant and Dragon. They are each up to  9.5cm high and 10cm wide, made of two types of wood, one of which is the contrasting dark wooden plinth. I don’t have exact information about when these were made, but see there are read more…

Feb 022021

Embarrased?  The family were a little, but got used to seeing this poster Graham created to keep us away from his art studio room in Bideford, of 15 years.  We always remember it as it seemed so inappropriate in a house full of females – but maybe that was the purpose!   His wife, Elizabeth (my read more…

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May 032020
The Ingenious Gentleman

To celebrate the anniversary of Dad’s birthday, allow me to tell you about the unexpected recent emergence of 2 pieces of his artwork. During a holiday in North Devon in December 2019, I arranged to meet up with Dad’s good friend Gerard at the Burton Art Gallery cafe in Bideford (a favourite haunt of Artists read more…

 Posted by on May 3, 2020
Mar 052020
Painting at Poetry Book Launch

The atmospheric International Anthony Burgess Foundation in Manchester was the setting for the first public showing of a work of art by  Graham Kingsley Brown since his passing in 2011. The painting “The Departure” was framed and displayed to accompany the launch of the poetry book “Nothing serious, nothing dangerous” (which features the painting on read more…

Nov 282019
"The Departure" - Book cover image for Fokkina McDonnell

Just as words need to be read or heard to carry meaning from one mind to another, so too do paintings need to be seen by another to come alive. The Artist’s act of creation is one of expressing from within, in order to have reflected back something that is, in some senses,  beyond oneself. read more…

Sep 282019
Time and Tide - Hallelujah!

Hallelujah – it is done. A yacht may only be able to travel at a slow speed, while navigating tides and winds, but through making  persistent steady progress, oceanic distances are travelled. Since last writing, through illness, whirlwhinds, obstacles, and upheavals of one kind and another, I have now completed cataloguing,  scanning, photographing, or editing read more…

May 032015
Tuesday's Child

To remember Graham’s Birthday date today, I’m  sharing this painting from my private collection: “Midsummer”. A Tuesday’s child, Graham was, indeed,  “full of grace” – a quality that is exhibited in this dynamic flowing picture. The figure is elemental, dark skinned, dynamically positioned centre stage, with limbs energetically akimbo. The painting seems to embody the read more…

Apr 292014

In celebration of having added 108 pieces of artwork to the database,  I have included this new image in the website’s  Cut Outs gallery. One of a short series of  abstract and mythical paper “cut outs”, which Dad created, this  is entitled “Calypso” – a nymph in Greek mythology. Calypso as a mythical figure is read more…