Rush Brown

While my Artistic concerns are diverse and lead me in many directions, much of my painting centers on observations of my immediate environment. Currently paintings of Casco Bay represent the intimate, visual relationship between our lovely city and the “ocean seas”. I often paint the harbor seen both from atop Munjoy Hill and at water level, where I spend hours enjoying the diverse and lively activity of boats in their varying pursuits and proportions. The effort concentrates on the attempt to balance or even transcend  literal representation and and capture that glorious, ambience that fills my heart and drives my life’s pursuits.


April 2013, 14, 15, 16  The Book Arts Exhibition,The Lewis Gallery, Portland Public Library, Portland, ME 

7/19/12 –9/10/12  Maine Jewish Museum, Portland ME.

Capturing a Changing Neighborhood, Curated by Nancy Davidson

12/1/11 – 2/29/12  Kate Cheney Chappell  '83 Center for Book Arts at U.S.M.A display representing 20 years of “Book Arts”, including most recent work

2011  "Critters," exhibit of paintings and sculpture by more than 100 artists with an animal theme, University of New England (Art Gallery), Portland. ...

2010  Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockport, Maine Self Portraits

2009  Centerfor Maine Contemporary Art, Rockport, Maine Sketchbooks

2007- Present  Susan Maash, Portland, Maine

2006  Susan Maasch, Portland, Maine

2006  The Clown Gallery, Portland, Maine

2005  The Clarkouse Gallery, Bangor, Maine

2004 – 2005 Ember Grove Gallery, Portland,Maine

2003  The Clown Gallery, Portland, Maine

2001 – 2005  The Clarkouse Gallery, Bangor,Maine

1997- 2001  Davidson and Daughters/ The Eastland Gallery, Portland, Maine  

1994-2001 Boston Corporate ArtBoston, MA

1997 Summer Salon,  Rose Mary Frick, Curator Robert Clements Gallery, Portland, Maine

1997 The Betty Barker Gallery New Canaan, CT

1997-98 Eliza Sweet Gallery (Le Vat Tout Waldaboro, ME

1994,1995,1996,1997 Maine Coast Artist, Rockland, MaineJuried Exhibitions...

1993-1995Sherri French GalleryNew York, NY

1993 Gallery Three Zero New York, NY

1990 Hobe Sound Galleries,NorthBrunswick, ME

1982 &1983 Webb & Parsons Gallery, New Canaan, CT One Man Shows...

1979 Third Annual Competition - Small Works 80 Washington Square East GalleryNew York, NY

1978 New Canaan Society of the Arts, New Canaan, CT

1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1996 The New England Exhibition, Juried Show Silvermine Guild of Artists, New Canaan, CT

1977 Westerly Public Library, Westerly RIOne Man Show