I had a small art
gallery in the Port Lucaya Marketplace in 1989, two years after
leaving high school, when a chance encounter changed the course of
my life. One day, Lady Henrietta St. George was in the marketplace
and was very impressed with my paintings. At the time, I had no idea
who Lady Henrietta St. George was. She introduced herself and told
me, "One of these days, I'm going to bring my husband to see your
work." About a month later she returned with her husband, Edward St.
George, who offered to help me further my knowledge of art with a
scholarship to the college of my choice. I studied for two
years at the International Fine Arts College in Miami (now known as
The Miami Institute of Fine Arts) and graduated with an Associates
Degree in Commercial Art in 1991.
My paintings are surrealistic, impressionistic and realistic, and each one has a story. I am inspired by people I meet, books I read and songs I listen to. I feel that inspiration is all around us. I try not to limit myself to just the things I can see or imagine; sometimes I combine them both. I like to follow my heart.
I look forward to meeting you, and sharing my passion for art and life with you!
- Leo Brown, Artist