Ann-Marie Brown paints the human figure as it engages her being and her daily movements. She captures the sensation of a human being, becoming, growing, changing, yet simultaneously having arrived in its fullness. Her figurative paintings therefore shift between form and formlessness. She captures a moment of stillness, an image seen, sensed, in 'the blink of an eye'. She paints from the eyes of compassionate experience, witnessing life in its raw infallible beauty.
Her paintings explore the mercurial duality of existence; creation and disintegration. This simple circularity and the tension of its continuous change is captured through her layer upon layers of paint and wax.
The effect is mesmerizing and as one moves before her paintings the figures also appear to change, follow, revealing the unsettling tension of form becoming and its arrival."
- Joanna Mackenzie-Enga -
Ann-Marie Brown has been exhibiting her work in solo and group shows in Canada and the United States for the past decade. Her method involves the use of encaustic and oil on canvas. She was recently included in the Encaustic Works 2012 Biennial Exhibition in print featuring " twenty-nine of the most exciting artists working in encaustic today.