Art has been a constant in Dennevan Brown's career - from Graphic Artist to Art Director at one of Jamaica's leading advertising agencies; he has taught art at Jamaica College and St. George's College. Dennevan studied painting at the Edna Manley School of the Visual Arts where he obtained a B.A. degree in Art Education, followed by a Master's degree in Educational Measurement at the University of the West Indies.
Now on pre-retirement he has returned to creating art after a sabbatical. Described as "abstract expressionism" his work is instantly recognizable...unusual perspectives with exaggerated hands and feet, the facelessfigures have a strange anonymityabout them.
Easily identifiable features of his work include his mixed media approach to image making, his use of hardboard (which is a material preferred by the traditional Jamaican artists, due to its affordability), and his choice of elongated, narrow format.
The musical element is strong, as a student saxophonist, he often includes instruments in his paintings. Colours are vivid, incorporating iconography and symbols. He works in all media, mostly acrylic and oil pastels, modelling form and adding textures.
"My work is always evolving, I don't box myself in. But my use of colour and imagery will always link the work to me." His themes are generally about life "I look at what's happening around us. World politics, not partisan politics, focusing on decisions made by countries
and how they affect other countries.