Jean Brown was born in Cambridgeshire/England in 1944. She became interested in painting and drawing from early age and later discovered an interest in modelling and sculpture.She attended St. Johns Wood School of Art (1982-1984), Sir John Cass School of Fine Art in Whitechapel/London (1984-1988), where she specialised in sculpture with a particular interest in bronze and continued with a further two years of study (1988-1990) in techniques of foundry work. This was followed by a further course at St. Martins School of Art/London, during which time she studied drawing and anatomy. She was also sponsered by the Worshipful Body of Foundry Workers and continued with a course in ceramic shell casting, a process which enabled her to develop her own foundry and cast on her work, when she finally moved to Algarve/Portugal in 1994. Her bronzes are mainly figurative with a strong accent on movement with an insight into mood and body language. The influence of the rural Algarve, the local people, their habitual mannerisms and everyday activities have been a strong source of inpiration.