Welcome To Morningstar Studio


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Tina Thieme Brown,  P.O. Box 442, Barnesville, Maryland 20838


Inspiration surrounds me in the rustic roads, patchwork fields, plants and animals inhabiting the magical landscape in Montgomery County’s Agricultural Reserve.

The connection starts in my own backyard.  I live in the shadow of Sugarloaf Mountain.  Hedgerows, meadows, wooded rustic roads, and nearby woodlands  connect me to the natural world. 

My studio is open on the Countryside Artisans Studio Tour April, October and  December.   The next open studio is October 13, 14, 15  for the Fall Studio Tour.

Open Studio, Sugarloaf Mountain Hikes, Art Exhibits and Teaching are listed on my Art Calendar page.  You can also find information about my teaching and Art Workshops in the studio on Art Workshops page. 

I work in a variety of media: Drawing, Painting, Mixed Media, Nature Journaling.

My botanical drawings fill two books on Sugarloaf Mountain, coauthored with Melanie Choukas-Bradley and published by the University of Virginia Press. 

I have taught a variety of workshops at the U.S. Botanic Garden on the Smithsonian Mall, Brookside Gardens, Walden Pond, and in my art studio.  I enjoy teaching people of all ages, to observe the natural world through art.  Drawing as a way of seeing nature.

Over the years a commitment to protecting habitats from the tropics to the tundra has focused my art in field stations, from the Tropical Rainforest in Costa Rica to the Alaska coastline following the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill.  That work opened my eyes to the importance of developing a connection with nature in our own backyards.  I hope you will join me in the studio or outside for an art and nature adventure.

Tina Thieme Brown  Art  & Nature

My work is featured in the Spring 2013 issue of Marilandica:

Marilandica 2013 feature article.pdf