Archive for September 6, 2012

Artist of the moment……Actress and artist Delia Brown…

The artist isn’t a full time actress, but played herself attending a gallery opening on the television day time drama Young and the Restless.

Hear in the artist’s own words about how she goes about creating her artwork.

Delia Brown was born in 1969 Berkeley, California. The artist now lives and works out of New York City.

High price range:  Oil painting went for $78,000. Watercolor for $10,800.

Other prices:  Graphite works from $1,000 to $5,000. Acrylics between $1,000 to $6,000. Most watercolors are around $10,000.

She has attended a few colleges in her art education. She studied at the University London, Goldsmith’s College.  Bachelors of art degree from the University of California at Santa Cruz. Masters from UCLA. Stepped into the national spotlight when the art world paid homage to the graduating class of UCLA in 2000.

Delia Brown is a very versatile artist working with watercolor, gouache, acrylics, and oils.

This artist certainly maximizes her skills and creativity. She got to play herself on a soap opera ( Young and Restless the clip is above!) And her character was going to an gallery opening. And her paintings, she is similar to Rembrandt in that she has painted numerous amounts of self portraits over the years. She enjoys painting herself and her friends hanging out and partying in well known places such as Beverly Hills, California.

She tries to portray an upper class lifestyle, perhaps similar to all of the reality television shows such as Housewives of Orange County or Housewives of Beverly Hills. This artist had the idea to portray this lifestyle long before it came to television. She should collect a royalty perhaps!

She is very creative and for quite sometime pursued a singing and entertainment career in the hip hop music world.

She also studied a type of acting called the  “Stanislavsky Method” of acting. It involves pouring your emotions into acting. This helps her to create her scenes and paintings with her friends. She has also done performance art, both live and thru video.

Another example of her creativity, she collaborated with actress Hollis Witherspoon and invented a fictional woman named Chelsey Green. Delia Brown makes the paintings and than Hollis acts them out.  Here is a short clip producted by Delia Brown with Hollis playing Chelsey Green.  This was  made in 2006.

This artist is so creative, I hope it inspires someone out there to try a different form of a creativity such as ceramics or better yet performance art. Other painters who also have made great performance and video works would be Kara Walker and of course Robert Kushner.

Try a different creative outlet today!