"I am a retired University Professor. To pursue that work, I earned a BS, MS, D. Ed. from Penn State. For twenty five years I taught at the College of Visual and Performing Arts at Northern Illinois University which was one of the three largest art schools in the country. The School of Visual Arts is divided into five divisions. I was part of the Design Division specializing in retail store interiors. Our students are employed by some of the best architectural firms in the country. Several have formed their own companies. While I taught design, I continued to paint. I submitted to juried shows and won some prizes. But I did not pursue acclaim as an artist with the intensity needed to gain a reputation and earn the income I needed to be happy. Earning that income as an artist would, in my opinion, be similar to pursuing financial success as an actor or winning the lottery.
"I have always loved to paint and maintain a studio in my house where I spend much of my time. Now that my health no longer permits the more vigorous life style I enjoyed when I was younger, art creation provides the mental activity I thrive on."
Mr. Bill Brown will have his art on exhibit at the McCormick Art Council at the Keturah for the month of April 2012.