Steven Brown Art is becoming a household name. His colourful characters, landscapes and lifestyle products add an attractive twist to any home, with a design to suit everyone.
It’s easy to see the charm of these eye-catching collections, but how did Steven Brown burst into our lives? What’s so special about this business, bursting with talent, energy and drive?
Steven was born in 1972 in Kilmarnock, Ayrshire. Although he loved art at school and dreamed of becoming an artist, he found himself in the retail profession, where he worked until 2012.
After moving to Irvine in 1992, he met his wife Caroline. They live a simple family life, happy to be close to their three children and two grandchildren.
In 2012, Steven suffered two heart attacks and during his recovery and a period of depression that followed, he took up his paintbrush as a form of therapy.
While at home, he experimented with colour and materials, developing an abstract technique, which allowed him to grow into the artist we know and love.
The popular appeal of Steven’s style quickly became apparent, when his first McCoo, ‘Harris’, was received with tears of joy from its recipient. Encouraged by friends, ’Auld Tam’ was then successfully painted and auctioned for Ayrshire charity, ‘Cash for Kids’.
‘The Tree of Aura’ was painted shortly afterwards as a personal piece to reflect growth and hope for the future. After these early successes, it was time to move to the premises in Ayr that’s now Steven Brown Art.
The McZoo family has been inspired by Steven’s passion for elephants. Just like the McCoos, the public has wholly embraced all the new animals in his portfolio.