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Well that’s a first...my artwork on display at a wedding reception.
11/03/2019

Well that’s a first...my artwork on display at a wedding reception.

“There is no black-and-white situation. It's all part of life. Highs, lows, middles.”- Van MorrisonBack home in Loudoun ...
09/02/2019

“There is no black-and-white situation. It's all part of life. Highs, lows, middles.”
- Van Morrison

Back home in Loudoun County at Crooked Run Brewing for my latest exhibit. If good beer and art isn’t enough to make you stop by, the tacos at Senor Ramon are insanely delicious.

https://www.mpbrownartworks.net/crookedrun

50 years ago today the astronauts of Apollo 11 returned to earth. In order to prevent the spread of possible contagions ...
07/25/2019

50 years ago today the astronauts of Apollo 11 returned to earth. In order to prevent the spread of possible contagions from the moon, the astronauts were placed in quarantine upon their return. The mobile quarantine facility (MQF) was a converted Airstream trailer and the astronauts were to remain inside for three weeks following their mission. During their return to earth from the moon, fellow astronaut Jim Lovell reminded the crew that perhaps their most difficult part of the trip would be their time in the MQF. Lovell joked, “Please don’t sneeze”. To which Apollo 11 crew member Michael Collins quipped, “Keep the mice healthy”.

This painting on display at Playalinda Brewing Company - Brix Project in Titusville, Florida is a playful take on that exchange. In addition to the text and rodent, the coloring of the piece is symbolic of the capsule’s landing. The top portion’s red and white stripes are similar in design to the parachutes deployed during the ocean landing. There are 17 stripes, one for each mission of the Apollo program.

Developing the depth for a new piece.
06/21/2019

Developing the depth for a new piece.

When one door closes, another opens. Started the weekend closing an exhibit at Love City Brewing Company in Philadelphia...
06/10/2019

When one door closes, another opens. Started the weekend closing an exhibit at Love City Brewing Company in Philadelphia and ended by installing the series at Red Bear Brewing in DC.

One last week to see this series of paintings at Love City Brewing Company. My ‘Life is Not Black & White’ series will b...
06/03/2019

One last week to see this series of paintings at Love City Brewing Company. My ‘Life is Not Black & White’ series will be moving to Red Bear Brewing in DC on June 9.

What a great day for a beer. Swing by  for a pint or three and check out my spaceflight series on display.The spacefligh...
05/25/2019

What a great day for a beer. Swing by for a pint or three and check out my spaceflight series on display.

The spaceflight series incorporates text and imagery into a blending of color to create works inspired by the American space program. From iconic imagery to a playful work inspired by NASA lore, the artwork in the spaceflight series is a colorful representation and interpretation of history.

Who hasn’t gazed at the moon with wonder? Select pieces from my space flight series on display at
05/11/2019

Who hasn’t gazed at the moon with wonder? Select pieces from my space flight series on display at

Honored to have the guys at Rocket Frog Brewing Company use my painting as part of their announcement. Can’t wait to try...
05/10/2019

Honored to have the guys at Rocket Frog Brewing Company use my painting as part of their announcement. Can’t wait to try the new beer!

Try our newest beer before it hits our own taproom! Tonight at Rebellion DC for the Local Throwdown finals. We are debuting “Moon Ahead.” An easy-drinking traditional German Pilsner with brilliant clarity and a fluffy white head. A slight bready/biscuit malt flavor balances out the hop bitterness from Kazbek and Hallertau hops. Crisp, clean, and crushable! Don’t worry, it’ll be in the tap room soon.

I’m sensing a pattern here...New series of paintings to be exhibited in Philadelphia next month at Love City Brewing Com...
04/17/2019

I’m sensing a pattern here...
New series of paintings to be exhibited in Philadelphia next month at Love City Brewing Company.

People have their thoughts, their beliefs, their convictions. We have in many ways become so entrenched and steadfast in...
04/11/2019

People have their thoughts, their beliefs, their convictions. We have in many ways become so entrenched and steadfast in our way of thinking, so black & white, that opinions differing from ours are labeled as wrong. Conversations and reasonable dialogue cease to exist and much like parallel lines never to meet, we forge down a single path unwilling to bend. However, at our core, in our very souls, we are an abundance of thoughts, feelings, and memories. No person holds a single belief, but rather a melding of our environment, our experiences.

Paintings up and on display.
03/31/2019

Paintings up and on display.

Sneak peek at a few pieces for upcoming exhibitions at Streetcar 82 Brewing Co. and Love City Brewing Company.
03/23/2019

Sneak peek at a few pieces for upcoming exhibitions at Streetcar 82 Brewing Co. and Love City Brewing Company.

Photos from MP Brown Artworks's post
01/27/2019

Photos from MP Brown Artworks's post

Thrilled to announce upcoming exhibitions and shows at Streetcar 82 Brewing Co. in April, Love City Brewing Company in M...
01/20/2019

Thrilled to announce upcoming exhibitions and shows at Streetcar 82 Brewing Co. in April, Love City Brewing Company in May, and Playalinda Brewing Company - Brix Project in June.

Who’s up for happy hour? Stop by for some good LoCo craft beer and check out my Alchemy series on display.
10/16/2018

Who’s up for happy hour? Stop by for some good LoCo craft beer and check out my Alchemy series on display.

"Art is a dying trade and if you ask any artist, people's attitudes toward artists can easily kill the artist's spirit a...
08/11/2016
How to Support Your Local Artist

"Art is a dying trade and if you ask any artist, people's attitudes toward artists can easily kill the artist's spirit and make an artist quit."

As an artist, it's a struggle to support oneself, especially in a downturn economy. Art is a dying trade and if you ask any artist, people's attitudes toward artists can easily kill the artist's spirit and make an artist quit. The public...

"Art is no longer being siloed as a creative pursuit, but rather used as a means to help children learn other subjects. ...
08/07/2016
How to Teach Your Children to Care about Art

"Art is no longer being siloed as a creative pursuit, but rather used as a means to help children learn other subjects. Reflecting on art and learning about art, but also employing art to make sense of how it relates to your understanding of the world. Young people are being taught that art connects to the world around you."

Upon entering Frieze New York last May, I ran into a colleague with his two small children. As we crossed the threshold of the bustling fair tent, the kids sprang into action, making a beeline for a red Carsten Höller octopus. They promptly plopped down beside it and began a discussion—“What is it m...

Four years ago I was invited to participate in the first Painting The Music by Dan Fisk. At the event I had the honor of...
08/05/2016
Throwing Plates by Throwing Plates on Apple Music

Four years ago I was invited to participate in the first Painting The Music by Dan Fisk. At the event I had the honor of creating a piece inspired by the music of James Britton and Jamie Boyd. Since then they have formed a band, Throwing Plates and just released their first album. IT.IS.AWESOME! As Dan Fisk put it, "you should probably buy it now so you can have a "I knew them when..." story.

Listen to songs from the album Throwing Plates, including "Dirty Lies and Whiskey," "Life Is Like a Limousine," "Under the Table," and many more. Buy the album for $8.91. Songs start at $0.99. Free with Apple Music subscription.

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07/30/2016
From Botticelli to Basquiat, Art History Goes Emoji

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Some might find the translation of Vincent van Gogh’s “Self-Portrait With Bandaged Ear” into a smiling cartoon head spurting blood a little sacrilege, or just tacky, but it was only a matter of tim…

Clairvoyant Observation
07/19/2016
Clairvoyant Observation

Clairvoyant Observation

A vision of Wallace Stevens’s “Sunday Morning” at its centenary.Diane Szczepaniak, Stanza 6 (Is there no change of death in paradise).When “Sunday Morning” was first published in the November 1915 issue of Poetry, just over a hundred years ago, Wallace Stevens was thirty-six; the poem was one of his...

Totally forgot how awesome the pulp concept art was on Atari's games. So looking forward to this book.
04/09/2016
Dynamite Announces A Hardcover Collection Of 'The Art Of Atari'

Totally forgot how awesome the pulp concept art was on Atari's games. So looking forward to this book.

At Emerald City ComiCon, Dynamite announced Robert V. Conte and Tim Lapetino's The Art of Atari, a hardcover collection that comes in at over 350 pages, going deep into the art of an era.

What happens when found items fall into the hands of a  fan who happens to be an artist?
12/21/2015
Metallic Sculptures of Darth Vader and R2D2

What happens when found items fall into the hands of a fan who happens to be an artist?

Since years, talented french artist Alain Bellino salvages metallic objects like old cutleries and chandeliers ; then, he turns his finds into spectacular steam

The power of photography.
12/12/2015
The Science Behind Imagery | JUST™ Creative

The power of photography.

This article has been contributed by Russel Cooke. We’ve all heard it a zillion times, “a picture is worth a thousand words” and we have also seen the statistics that prove images included with content get 94% more views than those without. Our brains are constantly consuming both pictures and text…

"Are you looking for an alternative to the soulless sugar-coated banality of the average family day out? Or just somewhe...
08/22/2015
Welcome to Dismaland: A First Look at Banksy's New Art Exhibition Housed Inside a Dystopian...

"Are you looking for an alternative to the soulless sugar-coated banality of the average family day out? Or just somewhere cheaper. Then this is the place for you—a chaotic new world where you can escape from mindless escapism."

Photo by Christopher Jobson for Colossal Photo by Christopher Jobson for Colossal WESTON-SUPER-MARE — Inside the walls of a derelict seaside swimming resort in Weston-super-Mare, UK, mysterious construction over the last month—including a dingy looking Disney-like castle and a gargantuan rainb

"Earth Day provides a fitting occasion to think more broadly and deeply about what these patterns of consumption mean fo...
04/22/2015
Consumed: why more stuff does not mean more happiness

"Earth Day provides a fitting occasion to think more broadly and deeply about what these patterns of consumption mean for us, our communities, and for planet Earth."

A lifestyle based on aggressive consumption stresses the Earth's resources and, beyond a certain point of comfort, does not actually foster human fulfillment or happiness.

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Artist and creator of things.

MP Brown's abstract paintings are visual storytelling. Each painting is a tale of life born from trials and tribulations, triumphs and failures.The juxtaposition of color creates a feeling of turmoil and conflict while simultaneously drawing the viewer into the peace within.

MP Brown's artwork has been exhibited throughout the Washington DC metropolitan area including the Warehouse Gallery in DC and the Franklin Park Arts Center in Purcellville, VA. His artwork is currently on display at Denizens Brew Co. in Silver Spring, MD and Belly Love Brewing in Purcellville, VA.

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Have you checked out the pieces of art on display in the taproom from MP Brown Artworks Spaceflight Series?

The series incorporates text and imagery into a blending of color to create works inspired by the American space program. From iconic photography to playful text inspired by NASA lore, the artwork in the spaceflight series is a colorful representation and interpretation of early American spaceflight history.

These are currently on sale and will remain on display in the taproom through Sep. 1 - check out more info here: https://www.mpbrownartworks.net/playalinda
The locks of love at N Seoul Tower...simply beautiful.
New like from Natalie Rymer Art :)
A historic example of perspective and perception using modern marketing methods.
I always find it fascinating to read the words of an artist discussing the work of one of their artistic influences.
Marketing tips to stretch your budget.
Artist Chin Chih Yang drops 30,000 aluminum cans on himself.

http://instagram.com/p/NpFm7egAyD/
Looking forward to some good music & some fine art at tomorrow's Paint the Music event at Ebenezer's in DC. http://www.danfisk.com/paintthemusic
Current project underway with students at The Boyd School Broadlands scheduled to be featured on Monday's NPR Morning Edition. Check out the blog post: http://theboydschool.blogspot.com
thanks for sharing your artworks...my personal favorite: wrongs arent rights,
great paintings!
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