Introducing Anne Blair Brown

The Nashville artist captures rural and urban landscapes, people, and interior spaces — and she particularly delights in painting on location.

"Peaceful Port" by Anne Blair Brown 20x20 oil on linen
“Peaceful Port” by Anne Blair Brown
20×20 oil on linen

“Painting from life creates an intimacy with the subject that I just can’t get from a photograph, and it heightens my sense of spontaneity. That energy is translated to the canvas in and out of the studio,” says the artist.

Anne Blair Brown was born in North Kingstown, Rhode Island and currently lives in Nashville. She is past president of the Plein Air Painters of the Southeast and a Signature Member of both The Oil Painters of America and the American Impressionist Society. She is also an active member of The Cumberland Society of Painters and The Chestnut Group, a nonprofit group of artists dedicated to preserving endangered ecosystems, historic locales, and aesthetically and environmentally significant places.

She has won numerous awards, from Plein Air Magazine’s Award of Excellence in the American Impressionist Society 14th Annual National Juried Exhibition to second place in the Oil Painters of America 2015 Eastern Regional Exhibition.

And we are honored (and thrilled!) to welcome Anne to Charleston for her first-ever solo exhibition here in the Holy City.

Inside and Out” features new work by Anne Blair Brown, paintings inspired both by cozy interiors and sun-drenched exteriors.

Please join us — and meet Anne! — on Thursday, November 10, from 5 to 8pm, during an opening recption for “Inside and Out.”


"Southern Morning" by Anne Blair Brown 20x24 oil on linen
“Southern Morning” by Anne Blair Brown
20×24 oil on linen
"Sweet Dreams" by Anne Blair Brown 30x30 oil on linen
“Sweet Dreams” by Anne Blair Brown
30×30 oil on linen