John Brown was born and raised in Greenville, South Carolina. After attending Clemson University School of Architecture, he worked with architectural firms in Greenville and Hilton Head Island. In 1970, John expanded into JHB Associates. Based in Atlanta, the firm specialized in illustration and graphics.
John moved to Charleston in 1997; the light and the beauty of the South Carolina coast inspired him to take up painting again. John paints many iconic images of South Carolina, North Carolina, and Georgia. He recently returned to Greenville and enjoys painting a wide range of subject matter.