DeSoto Art League: Improve Your Drawing with Bill Brown Feb. 26


February Meeting: February 26, 2015

Improve your Drawing!
This month we are excited to welcome Bill Brown who will be teaching techniques to improve our drawing skills.


Bill Brown discovered his love for drawing while in the fifth grade. An unused drawing set, given to his dad as a Christmas gift, became the spark that ignited a passion that has lasted his whole life. He would be regarded as a self-taught artist, but he considers a better description to be that of God-given gift. He has no formal training, but has learned much through the course of his career through contact with numerous other gifted artists as well as the school of hard knocks. In 1982 he began freelancing, the step which has taken him into a lifelong enjoyment of art.

Through the years he has worked with ad agencies, large real estate companies as well as individual photographers to produce art in many forms. But his heart has always belonged to pencils. Pencils in any form, be it graphite or in more recent times, colored pencils. Even though most of his career has been consumed with doing work for others, he has still made time for his personal work. This personal work has won several first place honors as well as peoples choice award at the CHACA Art Exhibit held at Northwood University in Cedar Hill, Texas. This past December he had a photograph accepted into the High and Dry XIV Exhibit held at the International Cultural Center located at Texas Tech University in Lubbock.

Bill has been married for 31 years to his life-long inspiration, Gladys Marie, and they have one child. This child has also been his inspiration for his jump into colored pencil drawings. These drawings are based on small paintings from the past known as miniatures.
Come expand your knowledge of drawing, Thursday, Feb. 26th!

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