The Chicago artist, Dalton Brown, paintings and mixed media works are colorful and expressive. The loose energetic brushstrokes bring his subjects to life, whether in a small, intimate portrait or larger landscape. This is a sampling of his work featured at The Great Frame Up in Hyde Park. Stop by the store to see his latest.
Paintings, drawings and sculpture morph my experiences into compositions full of color and movement. A deep appreciation for the Creator and creation, inspire me to make the things I love.
Born in Brooklyn in 1951, I grew up in the Bedford Stuyvesant area in the public housing projects, called “the Marcy”. Although poor, I never realized it until later in life. The ethnic and cultural mix, brought with it a high level of self esteem and pride.
My childhood interest in art, grew into a Saturday scholarship at the Brooklyn Museum Young Artist program. Upon graduation from the High School of Art and Design, I received a portfolio award to attend the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
There I became fascinated with African art and the creative ways our predecessors expressed their vision of the universe. They met the challenges to survive and create from a spiritual wellspring and a primal inventiveness, that inspires and fuels my imagination today.
I completed the Art Institute of Chicago, Bachelor of Arts program in 1974, entered Southern Illinois University’s graduate program in 1976. That year, with funding from the Illinois Arts Council I began as an artist-in-residence with the local school district in Carbondale, Illinois. Now retired from teaching high school art in Chicago, I enjoy making art in my Beverly Art studio.