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Sue Ellen Brown

Equally adept at oil and acrylic painting, airbrush  and dry media, Sue Ellen Brown has enjoyed over thirty years of success in  both the commercial and fine art worlds. After earning her BFA from the  University of North Texas in 1977, Sue Ellen assisted Dallas illustrator Don  Ivan Punchatz, then worked for six years as staff artist with Hallmark. She  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 and magazines. Described by The Birmingham  News as a lyrical linear abstractionist for her Shellz series, Sue  Ellen has a singular ability to describe volumes in a highly designed space  with an elegant interplay of color. Her focused technique and attention to  detail have earned her national awards and recognition, including two Paragon  Awards from the National Council for Marketing and Public Relations, inclusion  in the New York City Society of Illustrators’ Humor Exhibition, the  Encyclopedia of Fantasy and Science Fiction Art Techniques, and the  Magic game card series. She continues to produce a variety of paintings  in a range of graphic, impressionist, and illustrative styles.