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Meet Beau Brown

Today we’d like to introduce you to Beau Brown.

Thanks for sharing your story with us Beau. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there.
I was born and raised in a heavy agriculture area in Arizona with miles of undeveloped desert around me. Growing up, my dad and I would visit his friend in San Clemente who was an architect and woodworker. He had a studio next to the beach with his apartment above it. I remember being in his studio as a kid and thinking I want this life. With his analog drafting tools, giant workbench, surfboards, power tools and motorcycles all in the same space, it seemed like the perfect balance of work and play. Time went on and I ended up getting a BFA in Santa Barbara with an emphasis on ceramics and graphic design. I would like to think I’ve gotten to where I’m at today by having positive role models in my life and working hard to make sure I’m doing what I enjoy.

Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
Not at all. During college, I thought I couldn’t decide what I wanted to do with my life. So I left art school and tried out sports medicine, biology then chemistry before realizing I should have stuck with the initial plan and went back to art school. I’ve had hard drives crash, and I’ve had large commissioned paintings ruined during delivery. Every artist goes through rough patches, but that’s part of the process. Developing your own style and voice is crucial and this won’t happen without a few struggles along the way.

Please tell us more about your art.
Currently, I work independently as a muralist, illustrator and graphic designer in the 805 / LA area. I specialize in large scale murals and branding. I am proud of my illustrations and paintings of the American Southwest/western culture.

Is there a characteristic or quality that you feel is essential to success?
My drive to create what brings myself and others joy. If I’m happy in my work, I would call that success. Making connections and friends during the process is important to me as well. A lot of my clients have become my good pals.

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Image Credit:
Sean Collier (Mural Photos)

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