About Sue Ellen Brown:
Equally adept at oil and acrylic painting, airbrush and dry media, Sue Ellen Brown has enjoyed over twenty years of success in both the commercial and fine art worlds. Prior to earning her BFA from the University of
North Texas in 1977, Sue Ellen studied classical painting techniques under W.P. Hansen of Houston. Upon graduation, she assisted Dallas illustrator Don Ivan Punchatz, then worked for six years as staff artist with Hallmark. Here she developed a wide repertoire of style and subject, and a whimsical sense of artistic humor that persists to the present day. Sue Ellen has illustrated a number of children’s books for a variety of publishers, including Macmillan’s Winter’s Child. Working with commercial clients such as McDonalds, Denny’s, and Pepsi, she has produced countless images for promotional materials ranging from gift wrap to Happy Meals, in addition to cover art for numerous books, magazines, and corporate reports.
Sue Ellen’s focused technique and attention to detail have earned her two Paragon Awards from the National Council for Marketing and Public Relations, and inclusion in the New York City Society of Illustrators’ Humor Exhibition. In addition, her expertise in mystical and symbolic expression led to publication of her work in the Encyclopedia of Fantasy and Science Fiction Art Techniques, and the Magic card series.Sue Ellen continues to produce a variety of paintings in a range of graphic, impressionist, and illustrative styles.