Heather Brown grew up in a family of artists and artisans in Southern California, where she found her passion of nature and art from a very early age. Her inspiration for her work comes from her love of the sea and nature and is a running theme in all her pieces.
Brown obtained her Bachelors of Fine Arts at The University of Hawaiʻi and honed her artistic skills by focusing primarily on the “lost arts” of intaglio printmaking, silkscreen printing, linocuts, woodcuts, and etchings which explains where her iconic style was born and bred. She has been deemed the “Godmother of Modern Surf Art” by the Los Angeles Times, the “Best Artist In Hawaiʻi” for four consecutive years, and was chosen as Rip Curl’s “Artist of the Search” for the past five years. She has created art for The Vans Triple Crown of Surfing, Jack Johnson’s Kōkua Festival, The Surfrider Foundation, and many more. Brown continues to work with numerous non-profits around the world, always keeping “giving back” extremely close to her heart.
To see more of Heather’s work, visit: http://www.heatherbrownart.com
Be sure to get your tickets to the Art Gala to see Heather Brown’s and many other artists’ pieces!