John Brown’s seductive paintings are brief evocative descriptions of the real life scenes that catch his eye
as he travels; whether in his native Scotland, Cuba,Turkey or Vietnam his sketchbook is always close at
hand. Back in the studio the enjoyable process of bringing to life his travelling sketches begins. Paint
and mixed media materials are carefully considered and methodically layered on the canvas, sanded
back and layered again to create the surface from which will eventually emerge the painting. An
accomplished colourist, his palette and compositions, whether abstract or figurative, reveal an exquisite
sensitivity to the light, space and form of his various chosen locations.