Saturday, October 24, 2009

ARTIST OF THE WEEK: Kris G. Brownlee (kgb)

With initials like k.g.b. one wouldn't expect to find the cute characters that populate Kris G. Brownlee's art. Her paintings of girls with big eyes and shy smiles have undertones of subtle darkness that contrast their storybook feel.

Though she's always worked in creative fields, Kris is a relative newcomer to the art world and didn't begin selling selling her work until 2008 when she created an Etsy shop. Since then she has shipped her art all over the world to clients across the USA, Canada, Australia, Portugal & Estonia. An avid blogger, Kris shares sketches & progress photos of her work plus more personal entries about her family life which allow clients to get to know her on a personal level.

In March 2009 Kris had her first group gallery show at APW Gallery in New York. She's kept busy ever since with shows at Raw Canvas in Vancouver, Atlanta's ArtHouse project and the Square Foot Show in Toronto, Canada. She's thrilled to be part of the group collaboration for Twitter 140.

A voracious learner, Kris is currently adding to her painting toolbox by attending classes at the prestigious Emily Carr University in Vancouver, BC (Canada) where she lives with her partner and a very possessive pug.

The Bee Girl
acrylic on canvas
8" x 10"

Click pic to see more of Kris G. Brownlee’s work.

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