John Hillman Brown has always been creative. Even at an early age, he began drawing portraits and landscapes in his small sketchbooks. When John started painting, he first explored soft pastels. This started his love for color. He learned alot from mixing and blending pastels. He achieved different stroke techniques and textures. Moving into oil painting at age fifteen, John expanded his enthusiasm for color. He studied at Nossi School of Art in Nashville and earned a Bachelor’s degree in studio art at David Lipscomb College, also in Nashville. He has participated in gallery shows and art festivals in Nashville, Atlanta, Chicago, Miami, Ft. Lauderdale and other southeastern cities.