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Dyker Brown owes much to his parents, not the least of which is his love of reading and an appreciation for great illustration. As a boy, his house was filled with children's books from the golden age of illustration — Rackham, Dulac and more recently, Sendak. The images fired his imagination and he knew that he wanted to create worlds like those in the books.
Dyker began illustrating when he was old enough to hold a crayon and continued as an artist throughout his life working in mediums such as watercolor, pen and ink, colored pencil, acrylics and, more recently, digital creations. All these mediums were used in conjunction to create the images in these prints.
Upon becoming a father Dyker was nightly cajoled by his three children to tell a story (or two, or three, four). After running out of published material he was forced to make up stories and developed quite a repertoire of original tales. The favorites were the ones that rhymed. Dyker took his kids’ favorites and began a collection of illustrated poems - "Celestial Rhymes for Children", (The second book to be published by Dyker Brown – Early 2018).
One of the short rhymes grew into a storybook, “The Heart of the King”, which Dyker then illustrated. The result is - “The Heart of a King”- a “kid-tested” classic storybook told in easy flowing meter and rhyme which is engaging to children and parents alike. These prints are from the storybook but are detailed, lyrical and whimsical enough to stand on their own.
In addition to being a writer and artist, Dyker owns and runs a successful consulting company. He says he is an above average Dad, but slightly below average singer/songwriter
Address: Brian Dyker Brown, 3495 Waddeston Way, Atlanta, Georgia 30319 Email: BrianDykerBrown@Gmail.com Twitter: @DykerBrown Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dyker.brown
Visit his site at www.dykerbrown.com