Artist Profile: Heather Brown

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"I get inspired every single day in Hawai’i. Most of my inspiration is drawn from the absolute beauty of the Islands themselves and I just like to put my spin on it... It's my goal in life to make people happy, put on a smile, and feel the warmth of aloha in their hearts." ~ Heather Brown

About Heather Brown

Growing up in a family of artists and artisans in Southern California, Heather Brown found her passions in both art and nature at a very early age. Later, working as a boat captain and dive master to put herself through the Bachelors of Fine Arts program at The University of Hawaiʻi, Heather was continuously inspired by the beauty of the Hawaiian Islands.

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During her studies, Heather focused on the "lost arts" of intaglio printmaking, silkscreen printing, linocuts, woodcuts, and etchings, elements of which came to form her iconic style of painting. 

"With printmaking, every color is contained in bold lines, so when I transitioned to painting more it just made sense to me to paint with bold lines and beautiful colors." ~ Heather Brown

Heather Brown has since made it her life’s work to capture the joyful essence of Hawaii life. She has created art for The Vans Triple Crown of Surfing, Jack Johnson’s Kōkua Festival, The Surfrider Foundation and many more.
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Today, Heather continues to create art from her Oahu home, where she works alongside her husband Chris. The artist duo share a studio where they create together and occasionally dip out for a surf break and some fresh inspiration.

Heather Brown’s art can be found in galleries and private collections around the world. We are thrilled to feature her exquisite work on and to count her as one of our gallery artists. Click here to shop Heather Brown's 808Arts collection!



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