Bernie Brown Western Pencil Art

Bernie is a self taught pencil artist born and raised in Saskatchewan, Canada. A former junior high school art and physical education teacher, he gave up teaching in 1989 to become a full-time artist. In 1993 he and his family left their home in Swift Current, Saskatchewan and now live near Okotoks, Alberta.

   Because of a love for drawing, Brown chooses to work in pencil but adds watercolour to accent some of his work. With a technique and style very much his own, his topics vary from wildlife to ranch, rodeo, farm and prairie scenes.

   Bernie takes great pride in his prairie heritage and strives to accurately depict scenes that portray Canadian western culture. Recently, his realistic wildlife drawings have given him the opportunity to support worthwhile organizations whose purpose is to preserve these animals in their natural habitat.

   Brown's originals have been shown at the Calgary Stampede Western Art Show with his prints on display in many galleries across Western Canada. His work has won numerous national and international print awards as well as "Best of Show" at the Calgary Stampede. It was an honor for Bernie to be selected "Feature Artist" for the Calgary Stampede in the year 2000.