Lou has always had a love for the beauty of this great world in which we live. Her artistic side did not show itself until 1999 when she moved back to Florida from Kwajalein, Marshall Islands. The first things Lou started painting was landscapes of Wyoming from pictures she made when she lived at the foot of the Bighorn Mountains in a tiny little town called Ten Sleep. Brown’s first medium was acrylic; she has painted several landscapes using acrylics.
In 2007 Lou was looking through an old Workbook Magazine that belonged to her mother when she came across an article about “Paper Quilling”. This article was in black and white but pictures that came with it were fantastic. She decided she wanted to know more about this art and went to her favorite person “Mr. Google” for more information. What she found on the internet was the most fascinating thing. Supplies were immediately ordered and she tried her hand at this new art medium. Talk about hooked, it had her and has not let go to this day.
Brown was invited to show her paper quilling art at the Bristol “Arts Alive” show in 2011. During this show they had charcoal art done by children as young as 6 that was fantastic. She was lucky enough to meet, Tammy Joyner owner of “Joy School of Art”, the lady that taught these children art. Learning that she taught adults, Lou signed up and has learned to paint with charcoal and pastel under Ms Joyner’s tutelage.
Brown has displayed her art in the showcase at the Jackson county Public Library, Bristol Arts Alive 2011 & 2012, and Sunday Afternoon with the Arts 2011 & 2012 at Chipola College in Mariana Florida. She has been a member of the North American Quilling Guild since 2008. She joined The Artist Guild of Northwest Florida in May 2011, became a member of the Board of Trustees in 2012. She was elected to the office of Secretary for 2013/2014 term.