530 West 25th Street, New York, NY  Tue - Sat, 11am - 6pm
530 West 25th Street, New York, NY  Tue - Sat, 11am - 6pm
530 West 25th Street
Tue - Sat, 11am - 6pm
Doris Brown
Mélange of Milieu
Agora Gallery
New York,NY

  • The Celtic Angel   The Celtic Angel
    Acrylic on Canvas
    35.5" x 35.5"
    Doris Brown

  • Tristan and Isolde   Tristan and Isolde
    Acrylic on Wood
    31.5" x 31.5"
    Doris Brown

  • Horse: Her Grace and Strength   Horse: Her Grace and Strength
    Acrylic & Mixed Media on Wood
    31.5" x 79"
    Doris Brown

  • The Connection of Heaven and Earth   The Connection of Heaven and Earth
    Acrylic on Canvas
    31.5" x 31.5"
    Doris Brown

  • The Gateway to You   The Gateway to You
    Acrylic on Wood
    19.5" x 59"
    Doris Brown

  • Be Your Own Message   Be Your Own Message
    Acrylic & Mixed Media on Wood
    19.5" x 47"
    Doris Brown


Doris Brown

DORIS BROWN

Mélange of Milieu
February 14 – March 7, 2017
Reception: Thursday, February 16, 2017 6-8 PM

Doris Brown creates meticulous yet wondrous paintings that pull from nature, fiction, and spirituality to inspire her audience. Brown uses her chosen medium of acrylic to achieve crisp lines, smooth textures, and the kind of precise color mixing that is only possible in an expert’s hands. She portrays figures, plants, and animals with a realism that goes beyond mere depiction and moves into the realm of celebration. Brown paints subjects that are beautiful, in tableaux that are thought-provoking.

Though her style is undeniably realistic, Brown employs her aesthetic to depict improbable or wholly otherworldly scenes. Her paintings are often featuring angels and classical characters from operas. She drops the background out of her scenes, selectively placing a tree here or a plant there to complicate the work’s silhouette. By combining text and images in some works, Brown enters an entirely different genre altogether: she tells entire stories with her pieces with an original visual language that still leaves room for the viewer’s imagination.

Brown was born in Wolhusen, Switzerland and today lives in Burg, Switzerland, where she works as a teacher for disadvantaged children.