After completing studies in Europe and a Cultural Studies degree in Canada, Ann-Marie Brown began an artistic practice that led her to encaustic & oil painting.
“She paints from the eyes of compassionate experience, witnessing life in its raw infallible beauty” – Joanna McKenzie Enga, curator Gibsons Public Art Gallery
Ann-Marie’s oil and encaustic paintings have been exhibited across Canada & the United States and are included in private, public, and corporate collections. She had the opportunity to work in studios around the globe, most recently through an extended residency in Helsinki awarded by the Artists’ Association of Finland.
“Brown’s art is like that: the longer you look, the less certain you are of what you see”–Joseph Rosen – Blank Spaces magazine December 2018
“Ann-Marie Brown’s lush oil and encaustic paintings are an invitation to linger”. If you accept the invitation, the painting indeed becomes a presence that emerges from the canvas. Brown creates an experience for the viewer: the painting reads you, opens something inside you like haiku. – Bronwyn Melville (2022 Winter Edition of Encaustic Arts Magazine published by the Museum of Encaustic Art in Santa Fe)