We had the good fortune of connecting with Jeremy Brown and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Jeremy, why did you decide to pursue a creative path?
It’s all that I know. From a very young age, I have been interested in art. I knew that I wanted to do other things, but art has always been something that spoke to me on a different level than all of those other things. Art is something that has a lot of power behind it. Overall, I want to be able to make impressions on people without words.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
My art definitely imitates life, but I think in a different way. Currently I draw portraits. I don’t aim for exact realism, but instead an expression of how I interpret what I’m seeing. I also prefer to draw in black and white. I think to be able to convey certain expressions, textures, and sceneries in black and white only takes a lot of patience and skill. I push myself everyday to improve in these areas. I learned that sometimes you won’t get it right the first time. If you give up, you can never improve. My artistic journey has been full of internal self-doubt, comparisons to others, but also joy and personal success. I want people to know that I use my experiences to inform how I approach artwork. I have so many different ideas that I didn’t put into the world because of what others may think. Coming into this new year, these things have been easier for me to express, and I look forward to letting people see those things.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
I am actually a homebody. I love to be at home. I also live in Louisville, KY. Beyond the Kentucky Derby, there isn’t much here. I do however, have a breakfast spot that I take all of my friends to when they visit. It’s called Toast on Market; and they have some of the best French Toast around. I just don’t get out much unless I’m leaving the city altogether. I travel to find my fun!
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
My parents deserve a lot of credit in the department of encouragement. My mother and father always encouraged me to continue to pursue art because they believed in me and saw that I had some level of ability. They always told me to try different things, and never be afraid to challenge myself. That advice has taken me a very long way.
All images created by Jeremy Brown