The paintings in Croaker's Spot Restaurants are created by internationally recognized Richmond based artist, S. Ross Browne. The work below represents some of the art exhibited either permanantly or on rotation in Croaker's Spot restaurants. Please visit SRossBrowne.com for more information and to purchase originals or reproductions. Be sure to mention Croaker's Spot.
S. Ross Browne studied Communication Art and Design at Virginia Commonwealth University, in Richmond, VA and Photography at The Corcoran College of Art in Washington, DC. He is also an alumnus of The Miller School of Albemarle in Charlottesville, Virginia. Browne is a professional studio artist with over 23 years experience. With an emphasis on painting, he has exhibited domestically and internationally in over 70 gallery and museum exhibitions and is in multifarious private and public collections including the permanent collection of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. He has been the subject of print and video media from various news outlets including MSNBC, The Huffington Post, The Washingtonian, Ebony, Richmond Times Dispatch, Richmond Free Press, The Washington Post, The International Review of African American Art, Grid Magazine, WTVR/CBS, Harlem Interviews, Urban Views Magazine and the Tom Joyner Foundation to name a few. As an educator Ross was the Art Specialist for the VCU Health System where he practiced art therapy for and taught art to his various patients with an emphasis on pediatric hematology/oncology, infectious disease, brain injury and elder care. He was also an art educator for various support groups including Living Well for pediatric cancer support and the Richmond Brain Tumor Support Group. Browne was an instructor for the Resident Associate Program at the The Smithsonian Institute in Washington, DC. and has taught art and design for inner city and at risk youth for the Fresh Air Fund of New York City, Weed and Seed, Project Ready and Art 180 of Richmond, VA. His most recent adjudication was for the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers: Scholastic Art Awards.