Featured Artist Sam Brown

The archetype of the spiral drew the attention of artist Sam Brown and has influenced the imagery of his artwork over many years. See more of his stunning paintings by visiting his website.


“Spiral Speak” symbolic spiral painting by artist Sam Brown.

“Spiral Speak” Acrylic, 30” x 24”


My Spiral Series seems, at times, a chronology of symbols, subjects and information I’ve come across in my own journey of being human.


“Abiquiu Spiral” painting of heaven and earth by artist Sam Brown.

“Abiquiu Spiral” Acrylic, 24” x 24”


The notion that the world is much more than it seems is a sensibility which, since childhood, has been at the core of my personal interest and my fervor for making art. Many of my early themes were explorations into science fiction and fantasy worlds.


“Taos Spiral” Acrylic painting southwest inspired by artist Sam Brown.

“Taos Spiral” Acrylic, 24” x 18”


These subjects eventually led into other areas such as anthropology, cryptozoology and mysticism, to name a few.


“Plaza Blanca Spirits” painting of totem cliffs with southwest tribal influence by artist Sam Brown

“Plaza Blanca Spirits” Acrylic, 20” x 16”


When I was in my twenties, I first came to New Mexico and was overwhelmed by the beautiful terrain and the native cultures. I have always admired primitive art—especially petroglyphs and tribal, mythic forms.


“Owl Prayer” painting by artist Sam Brown with native american motifs

“Owl Prayer” Acrylic and Sand, 36” x 48”


My love of the Southwest, not surprisingly, has inspired my own inner tribal symbology which you’ll see reflected in much of my artwork.


“Plaza Blanca Spiral” Acrylic painting of earth and spiritual elements by artist Sam Brown

“Plaza Blanca Spiral” Acrylic and Sand, 48” x 24”


My early journeys into New Mexico stayed with me, and I felt a strong connection to my discoveries there in some way, although I couldn’t explain just how. Those road trips of my youth were really inspiring and I’ve never forgotten them.


“Plaza Blanca Ancestor” painting of a archetypal native american spirit by artist Sam Brown.

“Plaza Blanca Ancestor” Acrylic, 18” x 24”


Four years ago I came to New Mexico to pursue a small dream I had set aside. I wanted to live as an artist in a desert of mystery, and sell my art to the world.


“Raven Egg” Acrylic, painting with birds in a spiral composition by artist Sam Brown

“Raven Egg” Acrylic, 20” x 20”


My adventure has had many highs and lows, but has always been full of beautiful vistas which continue to unfold.


“Spirit Spiral, Pedernal" painting of a surreal southwest landscape by artist Sam Brown

“Spirit Spiral, Pedernal” Acrylic, 30” x 30”


Since January 2014, I have operated as Sam Brown Art, sending prints and original paintings to many people in countries across the globe.


Artist Sam Brown with his archetypal painting “Spiral Speak”

Artist Sam Brown with “Spiral Speak”


I occupy a small studio with a magic garden in the desert world of Abiquiu, New Mexico—where beauty and inspiration are always a glance away.


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  1. A visionary! My new favorite artist, thank you.

    • Thank you, KAri…. your very kind words made me smile.
      Come visit me in my spiral garden…. anytime.

      • Hey! I like all your pictures very much , I ‘m a healer and like to buy a picture for my healing room .How I can do it and find some , also the price for it.I live in Germany , is it possible , you can send me something of your special one ? Please response me, good wishes , Anke.🍀

  2. Fabricia says

    I love your work!!! Do you know Carl Gustav Jung and his concept of Collective Unconscious?

  3. As Above So below

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