Inspired by facilitated journeys, dreams, plant medicines and visions, the PORTALS series is created during inspired painting sessions and then digitally manipulated to create the final mirrored image.
Like an ancient technology, these journeys facilitate the arrival at a destination previously unknown and unchartered. The use of a digital platform to create the final portal image is similar, in that I cannot create such a perfectly mirrored image without this technology.
These pieces reflect my left and right sides working together in harmony. Although I am right handed, I wish I could create with both my right and left hands at the same time, (which I saw for the first time in the secret journals of Leonardo da Vinci) but at this time I cannot. My dominant right hand creates the gouache painting and my left hand waits for its adaptive technology, to give expression to what it inspires.
J. David Brown
Shannon Brown’s father Kingston Artist J. David Brown was well known for his idyllic landscapes infused with the joy and exuberance of children frolicking and playing in nature. These scenes of carefree days bring us back to a simpler time and place.