David Brown | Viva!

David Brown

I'm a vegan artist and activist based in Spalding, UK. I studied art at the University of East London, am a full time freelance artist, and have recently held an exhibition in Boston, where I displayed drawings of animals on their way to slaughter. Although I'm primarily interested in political art exploring the horrible things we do to animals, I also regularly do commissions of companion animals for people. My artistic influences include H.R Geiger, Steve Cutts and Salvador Dali.

Why I am vegan

I've been vegan for over 5 years. Simply put, I went vegan because I couldn't live with the guilt of not being one. I tried for the longest time, but eventually all my excuses wore thin. I became an activist 2 years later, and helped to establish several groups in my area. I plan to use my art in my activism in future, both to help raise awareness, and to raise money for vegan organisations such as Viva! I'll also be creating art on the streets this year in order to strike up conversations, promote veganism, and raise money for local sanctuaries.


Why I support Viva's Art for Animals project

My hope in supporting Viva! is that I can use my art to do good in a tangible, practical way. It's a fantastic organisation, and I'm very proud to be of help.

How to raise money for Viva!

WHAT YOU HAVE TO DO IF YOU BUY DAVID'S ART

1. Tell David your Viva! membership number; email him thedavidsbrown@gmail.com
2. Let us know the receipt number, date and total amount of purchase; email ash@viva.org.uk
3. Viva! will then receive 20 per cent of the sale price from David

Contact Details:

Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/PortraitsByDSBrown
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/portraitsbydsbrown/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thecaptivecalf/