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Christopher Brown
Christopher Brown

Christopher Brown

Berkeley, CA USA

"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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Christopher's work combines: Art, Writing, and Being Creative

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Day In The Life


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

Skills & Education

Here's the path I took:

  • High School

  • Bachelor's Degree


    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

  • Graduate Degree


    University of California-Davis

Life & Career Milestones

My path in life has been direct

  • 1.

    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.

  • 2.

    Says practicing endurance, making himself sit down and doing things for extended periods of time helped his painting down the line.

  • 3.

    "Had a lot of doubts," thought he should be a writer, wrote for his college newspaper in graduate school.

  • 4.

    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.

  • 5.

    Loves the freedom that being an artist affords: he can pick how often and when to paint, he travels often.

  • 6.

    Says some artists work like businesses: focus on brand, end product; he works in the opposite mindset, loves the process.

  • 7.

    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.

  • 8.

    Says we're all 99.999% the same; it's your job to find that .001% that makes you different and act on it.