July 27, 2017 (Grosse Pointe News)
Winning Best of Show in a juried exhibition is something most artists aspire to for a lifetime.
For Scott Brown, it took just five years from the time he decided to pursue his passion until he was awarded the top prize in the Grosse Pointe Artists Association’s most popular annual exhibition, “Our Rivers, Our Lakes,”.
Noted local artist and show juror, Christine Hagedorn, chose Brown’s pastel “Kayaking the Crystal” for the top honor, cited his use of color and light. Some even see similarities between Brown and famous British painter William Turner, known as the “painter of light.”
Along with the honor, Brown won the opportunity to hang a solo show, featured in the Presidents’ Room at The Grosse Pointe War Memorial in August and then at The Helm in Grosse Pointe Farms, for the month of September.
55 new pieces are to be featured in Brown’s ‘Pastel Passions’ show, as is his Best of Show piece from “Our Rivers, Our Lakes” and his “Post Modern Man Cave,” which took third place in the “Domestic Interiors” show in February. Juror for that show, Peter Gahan, credited Brown with an engaging sense of humor.