Art Walk - August

August 3, 2018  |  5PM - 7PM  |  Bainbridge Public Library

"My Art of Jazz"

by Dorothy Brown (Doro)

Come join us in the newly renovated and expanded Bainbridge Public Library main meeting room for the First Friday Art Walk exhibit "My Art of Jazz" by Dorothy Brown. There will be a reception with the artist and the paintings will be on display during the month of August. The theme of this exhibit is "a tribute to jazz music and jazz musicians, especially those who have become my friends."  Click on any thumbnail image for a larger view.

Dorothy Brown

Dorothy Brown
"Mick at McClouds" 

Dorothy Brown
"Sax on the Ferry"
Dorothy Brown
"Songbird"

 Dorothy Brown
"Sugar Blues"

Dorothy Brown
"Chuck on Bass"
Dorothy Brown
"Dr. Jazz"
Dorothy Brown
"Drum Solo"
Dorothy Brown
"Street Musicians - Cuba"
Podcast about Exhibit
"My Art of Jazz"

I created this collection as a tribute to jazz music and jazz musicians, especially those who have become my friends. Their dedication and pursuit of excellence has inspired me to become a better artist in my own genre.I have been fortunate to enjoy this music and to observe how others appreciate it. I give thanks to my musician husband and oldest son for opening up the world of jazz to me. 

The paintings are figurative, and like jazz, are by nature, improvised. Therefore, my representations are meant to capture moments in time rather than exact likenesses of the subjects or their instruments.This music can lift your spirits and feed your soul. These deep emotions are what I have endeavored to express through this collection of "My Art of Jazz”.  

Dorothy Brown

Artist Statement

Art has always held a fascination for me since I was a small child messing with finger paints and water colors.  However, like many of us, I put off becoming serious about painting until the more "worldly” tasks had tapered off.  So, I find myself once more learning and being captivated by art at this late stage of my life. 

I have been fortunate to study with some wonderful artists such as Diane Ainsworth, Jane Wallis, Ned Mueller, Al Currier and Caroline Anderson.  I also participated in classes at Seattle Central Community College and Pratt Fine Art Center. I was a founding member of "Studio 12”, a portrait painting group and my work may also be viewed at Furnish Bainbridge on Winslow Way. 

My choices vary from figurative, including animals and other wildlife, to still-lifes, portraits and landscapes. My first love is to attempt to capture and include the single unique expression each subject has somehow revealed to me whenever creating a new painting.  While I have tried watercolor, the lushness of painting with oil continues to be my favorite.  The richness of color and its forgiving nature makes oil the perfect medium for me.