Commercial art director for over
30 years has first son, becomes
inspired and slows down enough
to rediscover his connection to paint.
He’s a distant cousin of renowned
Edward Hopper pal Charles E. Burchfield
whose atmospheric landscape work
was described as "poetic and...discovering
unexpected beauty in familiar and
ordinary places”. So many generations
later, John Brown paintings have been
similarly described without people even
knowing the genetic connection.
People buy the paintings.
He has a second son.
Now he paints full-time.
The works hang in homes
of writers, scientists, actors
and other people who have walls.
That same first son plans to
one day become an adult with a job
where he earns enough money
to buy back all of the paintings.