Vertigo, oil on panel. 38" x 34," 2017

Vertigo, oil on panel. 38" x 34," 2017


My work contains a hybrid of geometric and organic forms created through an intuitive painting process. Balancing opposing forces is an important part of this process. Bold color is set against muted, while pattern and texture play off of smooth color fields. These are variables that I mix and layer in multiple stages until a resonant image is formed. I often reference architectural forms, with nods to bridges, bricks, walls and windows. These take on a more psychological than literal meaning.

The many layers in each piece speak both to the history of the painting’s creation, as well to the hidden parts of ourselves that we conceal and reveal in time. I know a painting is complete when it has become its own separate entity, one with a sense of dignity and self.


Browning earned a BA in Studio Art and English from Meredith College and her MFA in painting and printmaking from the University of NC at Greensboro. She has received grants and residency fellowships from the Joan Mitchell Foundation, United Arts Council, Vermont Studio Center, and Virginia Center for Creative Arts. 

Browning’s work was featured in the 2009 and 2015 Southern edition of New American Paintings, as well as in recent exhibitions in Columbia, Atlanta, and Washington DC.  She exhibits nationally and internationally and is represented by if ART Gallery, Columbia, SC and Whitespace Gallery, Atlanta GA.