Anne Blair Brown was born in North Kingstown, Rhode Island and currently resides in Nashville, TN. Her work centers on both rural and urban landscapes, people, and interior spaces. While she enjoys the quiet solitude of her studio, she delights in painting on location.
Brown says, "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."
GROUPS AND ORGANIZATIONS
Anne Blair Brown 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.
Fine Art Connoisseur Award of Excellence, American Impressionist Society 20th Annual National Juried Exhibition, 2019
Purchase Award, American Impressionist Society Small Works Showcase, 2019
Impressionist Award of Excellence, Oil Painters of America Eastern Regional Juried Exhibition, 2018
Silver Anniversary Award of Excellence, Oil Painters of America National Juried Exhibition 2016
1st Place, Art Muse Contest February 2016, Master Class
2nd Place, Oil Painters of America 2015 Easter Regional Exhibition
2nd Place, Oil Painters of America Online Summer Showcase
Still Life Award of Excellence, 23rd Annual Oil Painters of America 2014 National Exhibition
1st Place, Building Category, Plein Air Salon, Spring 2014
Plein Air Magazine Award of Excellence, American Impressionist Society 14th Annual National Juried Exhibition, 2013
Artists' Choice Award, 2013 Los Gatos Plein Air Festival
Third Place, 2013 Wayne PA Plein Air Festival
Honorable Mention, OPA Online Showcase 2013
22nd Annual Oil Painters of America 2013 National Exhibition