My name is Margaret Parker Brown and I am a self taught artist who lives in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada in Northern California. The outdoors have always inspired me even as a child and when I discovered art in the late 1980’s, I naturally gravitated to painting landscapes. Plein air painting has been a passion of mine for the past 11 years. Plein air is basically taking the studio outdoors and painting with your subject in front of you. I list plein air as my first passion though when I work on a portrait it instantly has my first and foremost devotion until I go plein air painting!
In my artist blog you will discover that I not only focus on art and painting, I will also post photos of what I have experienced or ventured while outdoors or what I have been thinking about lately (or discovering). I am within 10 minutes of the Yuba River which is my muse and love. The Yuba River has a tributary of three “forks” though you will not find that use the word “fork” because according to the Yuba river experts, this is inaccurate. I will include my thoughts, feelings or what I have learned about the geology, history or anything that pertains to this magnificent river. Obviously I am not restricting my focus just on the Yuba River but my travels around Northern California and beyond.
My medium of choice right now is pastel though I have been learning watercolor off and on for about 10 years. I have also been learning and experimenting with acrylics. I am very truthful or at least I try to be and I want to have the freedom to explore and learn. I am hoping that those of you who follow me will understand that I am not striving for perfection but rather that I want to become the best that I can be and stay true to myself and have fun! Be sure to check out my book blog here: https://bookwormingalonglifestrail.wordpress.com/blog/
*A word about photos. I always use my own photos except now and then I’ll use a photo from the internet or someone else’s photo. I have either received permission or I give full credit to the photographer (if known). If you find a photo that you would like to copy or use, I request that you ask me for permission and please give me the credit for my own photo. I am free and easy but I appreciate the respect and consideration.