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Ann-Marie Brown is a Canadian painter who splits her time between a studio in Montreal and one on the rainforested edge of the West Coast. Her oil & encaustic paintings have been exhibited across Canada and the United States.

Trees know that the dead wood of winter contains in its dna blossoms/then fruit. This Spring, while two people I love were in the depths of mental & spiritual anguish I began painting branches outside my studio window. I didn’t realize until I was three paintings deep in the series that I was painting prayers: that the ones who were hurting could know what trees know.