Bernie Brown is a self-taught pencil artist born and raised in Saskatchewan. 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 of drawing, Bernie 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 Brown takes great pride in his prairie heritage and strives to accurately depict scenes that portray our 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.
Bernie Brown's originals have been shown at the Calgary Stampede Western Art Show with his prints on display in many galleries across Western Canada. Bernie Brown's work has won numerous national and international print awards as well as "Best of Show" at the Calgary Stampede in 1996.
He was chosen as the Feature artist for the Calgary Stampede in 2000.