ABOUT BERNICE BROWN
Since most of Bernice's formal training has been in Portraiture, she is known for capturing the personality of her subjects in a profound way. Also appreciating the beauty of landscapes and still life, she enjoys portraying the magic of light and color in the seasonal changes. Being an optimist, Brown tends to see things at their best, and to portray their beauty with enthusiasm. Her commissioned portraits include Dwight D. Eisenhower and Robert E. Lee (in schools named for them), Red Adair -oil well firefighter, Don Williams - Country Western Singer, Ministers and University Professors, as well as many families, children and their pets. A wide variety of subjects!Limited Edition Prints and Note cards are available.
Brown's paintings have been included by invitation into four Exhibits at the Cowboy Artists of America Museum. Having won many awards, her work is deeply influenced by Teacher/Mentors: Howard Terpning, Harley Brown, Everett Raymond Kinstler, Robert K. Abbett, Dan Gerhartz, Grant Speed, Bob Wygant, and others.
Member of Portrait Society of America, Bernice is also proficient in other subject matter and is a popular teacher/lecturer and author/illustrator of children's books. Brown is a Judge and Life Member of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, helping to award College Scholarships to many deserving students over the past 24 years.
An Artist can encourage viewers to observe and appreciate the beauty of ordinary things which are often taken for granted. Enjoying a variety of subject matter, I tend to paint in a realistic/impressionist style. This allows me to express what I see, in its most exciting representation. If my paintings encourage a person to more deeply observe and appreciate the simple things in their surroundings, then I have truly communicated without words.