BIO M. Gasby Brown has been the New York Correspondent for BET, a reporter for Fox Television’s WNYW in New York, where she was a Financial Correspondent, host of WNYC-TV’s “Black Viewpoint” and host of “Starz Talk!,“ a syndicated radio show distributed to 250 stations across the country. She holds a MPA from Harvard University where she specialized in Communications Management. She conducted advanced research in New Communications Technology at MIT and participated in its renowned Media Lab. Ms. Brown has made her mark as an executive at national organizations such as Greenpeace, National Urban League and the Washington National Opera, bringing innovative and strategic programs that have remained in place. A natural risk taker, Gasby Brown founded her national philanthropic firm in the Washington DC area, THE GASBY GROUP, INC. in 2002, and services a myriad of non-profit clients nationwide.
And yet, with all of this, in July of 2002 she began to paint. “For several months, I had a recurring dream about painting trees and other objects. Even when I was awake, the images of painting were vivid,” Gasby recalls. She made the courageous decision to align the vision with reality and started her painting journey. Her first painting was, indeed, a tree. She had never painted before. Entirely self–taught, she started to paint and create and Gasby has become a prolific emerging artist, capturing a variety of genres including abstract, realism, expressionism, and found objects mixed media extracted from her life experiences and world view.
Gasby Brown has been commissioned by national and international organizations to use her works as images for signature events and projects. In 2007 she released her first book, Art of Praise, featuring her original fine art, which sparked a national book tour. Brown was commissioned to create the signature work for Fuller Theological Seminary’s new William Pannell African American Church Studies Center in Pasadena, California and was also the featured artist for the Center’s grand opening in January, 2015.
Statement One in a series of more than 30 separate mixed- media-on-canvas pieces, “Celebration” shows us with hands held high, hearts and souls spirit-filled, and our love and faith on full display as we “make a joyful noise to the Lord.”