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Kristy Brown

KRISTY BROWN describes herself as “a quick learner, determined and passionate about music and art.” She was born in Vancouver in 1977 to a talented musical and artistic family. At age eight, she began doing pencil drawings. Later, as a teenager, she took pottery classes and made “reborn” dolls for a while, selling one for as much as $400. Meanwhile, she qualified as a Library Technician, and used her skills to promote library resources. Since coming to Artbeat, she has begun painting with watercolours on paper. Her work is remarkable for its playfulness and its vibrant colours. Motifs involve galaxies and flowing water, along with floating creatures and vessels – such as her Yellow Submarine image. “I like space,” she says, “and I’m also a big Beatles fan.” Pottery has become Kristy’s new passion; while she previously did sculpted pieces, she has recently added wheel-thrown items to her repertoire, both raku and kiln-fired. She concentrates on practical stoneware: pots, beer steins, dishes, and yarn bowls. She takes particular delight in creating round, sensual, and curvy shapes. “I have real empathy for others, but I am also sensitive to how others treat me,” Kristy says. “I plan to continue as a Library Technician but would also love to become a part-time potter. Art has always been inside me; it adds balance to my life.”

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