Brown, who teaches drawing and painting to youths and adults out of her home studio in Carmel, says her love of visual arts was nurtured by her grandmother, who was an artist and a teacher.
“Drawing is my anchor. It’s my meditation and prayer. It’s a calm sea in the turbulent storm of creative process,” said Brown, who added that her sensitive portrayals of people and nature combine elements of realism, impressionism and abstraction.
She earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Earlham College and launched her career as an artist in May 2012. Her work can be seen at the Hoosier Salon Gallery, the Brown County Art Gallery and at www.charlenembrown.com.
An open house in Brown’s honor will be held from 6-8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 13, at the league, 299 E. Broadway St., Greenwood, which is open from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and by appointment (call 317-882-5562).