Christopher Brown

Christopher Brown

Painter


You don't want your life to be this perfect, uptight experience. You want to be able to say, 'Yeah...I lived. I really lived. And I didn't live in a box.'

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Milestones

Milestones

My road in life has been direct.
Was a small kid, knew he wasn't going to be picked first in sports; developed the greatest endurance to make up for small stature.
Says practicing endurance, making himself sit down and doing things for extended periods of time helped his painting down the line.
"Had a lot of doubts," thought he should be a writer, wrote for his college newspaper in graduate school.
Even as he started to realize art was his passion, he wrote art criticism-writing was safer, he didn't think his art was good enough.
Loves the freedom that being an artist affords: he can pick how often and when to paint, he travels often.
Says some artists work like businesses: focus on brand, end product; he works in the opposite mindset, loves the process.
Isn't afraid to change his mind about his art; he'll sand away three years of work if he has a better idea for a painting.
Says we're all 99.999% the same; it's your job to find that .001% that makes you different and act on it.
Education

Education

highschool
High School
undergrad
Bachelor
Painting
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
graduate
Graduate
Painting
University of California-Davis
Career

Career

Painter

My paintings are like pages in a journal, not necessarily a coherent story, but sincere, honest, and open.

Career Roadmap

Roadmap
My work combines:
My work combines:
Art
Art
Writing
Writing
Being Creative
Being Creative