Inspired by Angie Brown - a series featuring artists whose work inspires me to develop my own

My ‘Inspired By’ posts began as a way to explore what makes me tick as an artist, what I’m drawn to, what makes my heart sing, what I might want to try out in terms of marks or colour combinations or compositions. They are also a way for me to share the work of artists whose work I love. I don’t advocate copying other artists instead of making our own work, however inspiring they are to us, but I do believe that we can learn from each other on our solitary artist journeys. This website is dedicated to the philosophy that you have a significant and unique offering inside you, waiting to be released. I created a course to help you with this very thing, which you can find by clicking here. May you be inspired to bring forth what’s within you!

I’m in heaven! Would you just look at these paintings!

Richly textured, layered with colours, papers, fabrics, shapes, abstractedly figurative…

Our Lady of Relentless Urban Development by Angie Brown

…and brilliantly named. The one above? Our Lady Of Relentless Urban Development.

Look at the drips, the recurring patterns reminiscent of Klimt, collage elements, beautiful line drawings.

I can find almost nothing about Angie Brown herself, but I am happy to just absorb the visual feasts that are her paintings.

And these peeks into her sketchbooks. I have total sketchbook envy.

Oh wait, I just discovered her Pinterest page, where she says this:

i am a visual communications professional, specializing in digital media by day & mixed media collage by night. i made my own internets, and it lives at

The Illusion of Choice by Angie Brown

I am so inspired by this work. Clever and beautiful, my favourite combination.