Fallen hazel leaves (2010) Painting by Jon Phillipson Brown

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  • Original Artwork (One Of A Kind) Painting, Oil on Canvas
  • Dimensions Height 19.7in, Width 19.7in
  • Framing This artwork is not framed
Hazel leaves carpet the ground; frost highlights the patterns of their veins. "I asked the leaf whether it was frightened because it was autumn and the other leaves were falling. The leaf told me, “No. During the whole spring and summer I was completely alive. I worked hard to help nourish the tree, and now much of me is in the tree.[...]
Hazel leaves carpet the ground; frost highlights the patterns of their veins.

"I asked the leaf whether it was frightened because it was autumn and the other leaves were falling. The leaf told me, “No. During the whole spring and summer I was completely alive. I worked hard to help nourish the tree, and now much of me is in the tree. I am not limited by this form. I am also the whole tree, and when I go back to the soil, I will continue to nourish the tree. So I don’t worry at all. As I leave this branch and float to the ground, I will wave to the tree and tell her, ‘I will see you again very soon.’”

That day there was a wind blowing and, after a while, I saw the leaf leave the branch and float down to the soil, dancing joyfully, because as it floated it saw itself already there in the tree. It was so happy. I bowed my head, knowing that I have a lot to learn from the leaf"

From Peace Is Every Step by Thich Nhat Hanh

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Jonathan Frederick Phillipson Brown Graduated in Fine Art from The Liverpool Polytechnic in 1992 (the final year before the institution changed its name to the Liverpool John Moore's University)

Jonathan Frederick Phillipson Brown
Graduated in Fine Art from The Liverpool Polytechnic in 1992 (the final year before the institution changed its name to the Liverpool John Moore's University)

Selected Exhibitions

1991 Threshers Painting competition, Liverpool Polytechnic School of Architecture Gallery, painting purchased by organisers
1991 “Young Contemporaries” Finalist in a national painting competition exhibited at the Whitworth Gallery, Manchester
1992 Group Show “Slow Learners” Pickled Shopkeepers Gallery, Liverpool,
1992 Group show “Northern Graduates” New Academy Gallery, London
1994 One Person Show Art Index Gallery, Brighton
1994 One person show “Shadows of Clouds” St Julians Gallery, Sevenoaks, UK
2007 XIV Competition of Outdoor Painting, Sariego, Asturias, Spain Finalist
2008 XI Painting competition of Villaviciosa, Asturias, Spain Work Selected
2008 One Person show “Viajes de Descubrimiento” (Voyages of Discovery) Casa de Cultura, Pola de Siero, Asturias, Spain
2009 National Art Competition of Luarca Asturias, Spain Finalist
2010 "La Vista Consciente" (The conscious view) One person Touring Show sponsored by CajAstur bank Mieres, Avilés
and Gijón, Asturias, Spain
2012 Salon Art Shopping Art Fair Carrousel du Louvre, Paris
2013 One-person show "O How My Heart is Lifted!" Bar Olivar, Oviedo, Asturias, Spain
2016 La Vista Consciente 2, One person show, The Ostrich, Peterborough, UK

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