Davy Brown

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Davy Brown was born in Kilmarnock in 1950 and studied art at Glasgow School of Art from 1968 – 72. He had his first solo exhibition in Glasgow at the Citizens Theatre in 1971 and while continuing to exhibit, the following year went back to further education studying at Moray House College, Edinburgh where he earned his teaching diploma.

In 1975 Davy won a travelling scholarship from the Institute of Cultural Affairs in Chicago and toured the USA, Canada and Iceland studying art.

When he returned from his travels the following year, he took up teaching art at the Grange Academy in Kilmarnock and maintained a constant portfolio of paintings exhibiting in various Scottish galleries at that time. He was appointed Principal Teacher of Art at Ravenspark Academy in Irvine in 1983.

Two years later he married and moved to Galloway where his work became increasingly concerned with environmental issues – painting abstract landscapes influenced by acid rain, forestry encroachment and multi national drilling.

In 1989 he became principal teacher of art at Douglas-Ewart High School in Newton Stewart, a position he held until 2002. During this period he held many solo exhibitions both north and south of the border and became well established with a following of collectors from all over. He became a full time professional artist when he left teaching in 2002.

Since then he has exhibited widely in galleries throughout the UK with a collector base that ensures that his exhibitions are successful and sought after.

Davy’s work now hangs in both private and public collections here and abroad and he has pieces within the collections of, most notably, The University of York, The British Linen Bank, and the RSPB.