Jeff Brown is a professional freelance artist from Saskatoon, SK, Canada, living in Cuernavaca, Mexico. He focuses on environment concept art and illustration. Having worked as a professional in this industry for two years, he has worked on various projects including video games, card games, and board games. His first language is English but he also speaks fluent Spanish.
In the world of book cover design & illustration, he has worked with over 90 authors on more than 250 covers. He has created the covers on best-selling books and works on a continual basis with best-selling authors including Michael Anderle, Nick Webb, Glynn Stewart, Dennis Taylor, Alec Huston, Justin Sloan, Elle Casey, Susan Illene, Matt Ryan, Travis Hill, Davis Ashura, Krista Walsh, Mark Cooper, Greg Chase, Frank Tayell, and Ken Lozito. Many of his covers have reached the top 100 paid in the Amazon Store.
In the world of games, he has worked for many projects such as Monstrous, Godbound, SettleForge, Belly of the Beast, Hunt the Wicked, Rhune, The Sinister Stone of Sakkara, Cyphercaster Magazine, Shattered, Krendel, and over 50 other undisclosed projects. He has worked for companies such as Fantasy Flight Games, Pelgrane Press, and Logic Artists as a concept artist & illustrator.
He is currently available for freelance work, and long term projects working from home.
Why Digital Art?
As a child, I would create plasticine models of dragons, build castles out of popsicle sticks, and draw eyeballs all over the edges of my school notes. I would read books just to visit beautiful landscapes in my mind, and to see spectacular events unfold.
In 2007, I bought my first graphics tablet and opened Photoshop for the first time. It was a terrible failure. In the years following, I mastered Photoshop and delved into learning to be a digital painter.
While starting out painting characters and creatures, I soon discovered my greatest passion: environments and landscapes. Through digital painting, I would explore giant castles, historical cities, deep space, and any and every world I could imagine.
While learning, I began looking for small jobs as an artist and graphic designer. I found that I deeply enjoyed bringing other people’s visions and ideas to life as much as I did making my own.
In 2013, I began working as a full time freelance artist. Since then, I have worked with over 175 clients to bring their visions to life through digital art. I have grown substantially in my craft as an artist, and in my ability to work with all kinds of people.
Who am I?
Being an artist is only a part of who I am.
I’m also and more importantly a Christian, a husband, and a new father.
In 2011 I visited Mexico City on a 1 week trip to visit a local church and get to know some of the amazing things that were happening there. I was able to spend time with children who sold artisan crafts on the streets, talk with university students, and get to know wonderful people.
A year later, I moved there to see what I could do to participate. I spent one of the most life changing and crazy years of my life there and while doing so learned to speak fluent Spanish.
Returning to my home in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, I began my work as an artist. I couldn’t stay away from Mexico for long though and returning in 2014, I met the love of my life and my now wife, Sarai.