DICK BROWN | CHARLES THEATRE
Dick is a self-taught artist who has a compulsive capacity to create.
A former psychotherapist, Dick combines his training in counseling psychology with his inspiration for creating art in innovative and illuminating ways.
Email Dick: dicasso[at]comcast[dot]net
How interesting!: Dick enjoys being creative with art so much that it puts him in a trance-like state!
What brought you to Baltimore?
I was raised as an army brat, so I never really knew where I was from. I lived in many places (Spain, Cuba, Turkey, and Germany). I could say my family was from Mississippi, although, I never spent much time in the Magnolia State. That all changed when I moved to Baltimore. I felt, for the first time, that Baltimore was home. Now, when people ask me where I am from I proudly say, “I’m from Baltimore.”
What’s your connection to Baltimore?
I co-own Apex Counseling Center in Highlandtown. Apex provides psychotherapy for individuals curious to learn more about themselves. We take pride in the fact that all our therapists are licensed by the state and our center is a state licensed outpatient mental health clinic (OMHC). We are also accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). I have retired from providing individual psychotherapy and now obsessively pursue my passion for making art (dickbrown.us). I currently have some of my mosaics on display at Highlandtown Gallery. I am also one of the “Visionarys” at American Visionary Art Museum (AVAM).
What do you like about Baltimore?
I love that people in Baltimore are real and unpretentious. What you see is what you get! I enjoy the variety of people, food, culture, public art and waterfront living. The Charles Theatre is another local treasure I love!
New Baltimoreans should definitely check out:
Tapas Teatro and The Charles Theatre: I love dining at Tapas Teatro and then going to a film at the Charles Theatre. The two venues are side by side and you can step from Tapas into the Charles lobby. The restaurant food, service, and ambiance are great, and the Charles has films that no other theaters have (restored classics, art, independent and foreign films).