John C. Brown is a revealer of awe and wonder, inspiring us to connect with our soul and our Creator.
His paintings evoke emotions for self-reflection and encourage us to revisit the playfulness of our childhood that is often lost as we move into adulthood. As we get immersed in his art, we find ourselves reflecting on those times when there were no barriers to our dreams, our questions or our imaginations.
John receives his inspiration by observing his children play as well as through his morning devotional time reading the Bible . The goal with each piece is to release the creative idea imparted to him. He recognizes the large disconnect from what’s impressed in his mind and heart to what actually makes it onto the canvas. However, he finds contentment in knowing that the Spirit of God is the one conveying the message through the art despite the imperfections.
John’s hope is that his art touches your soul and opens up a dialog of nostalgia, childhood, relationships, and God.
“Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me—watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won’t lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with me and you’ll learn to live freely and lightly.” Matthew 11:28-30 MSG