About this artwork

Paxton Brown was well-known for her abilities to sketch quickly from memory, creating lively, expressive drawings of her experiences brought back to life on the page. She commented that “When doing memory sketches, the artist is not interrupted by having to look up from time to time at the model, and can so give amore flowing lines and washes. The character of a sitter is often better expressed when done from memory, because only the essentials are remembered.”

Helen Paxton Brown

Helen Paxton Brown