Monday, February 25, 2019


                         Art making is an ongoing presence in NYC.

Union Square portrait artist

Union Sq. chalk artist

New mural going up in Welling Court, Queens

Brooklyn artist likes to paint outside and engage 
with the public

Plain-Air artist, under the El in Brooklyn

A take on the Manhattan skyline from 
the Brooklyn Bridge

An intricate mural piece going up in Brooklyn.

A Canal Street open air portrait studio.

A mural in progress at Welling Court 
in Queens

A street piece going up on Canal Street

all photos ©Ken Brown

Monday, February 18, 2019


                  Some recent entries from the "Fellow Citizens" file.

Yes, a tree grows in Brooklyn

I thought you'd never wash that window.

Snakes alive at the Brooklyn Bridge

A sad, but too familiar urban portrait,

Say something, say anything...wheeling through Chinatown...

Biso-man, by Robert Janz

You're Sweet, by Natasha in Williamsburg

Chillin' on the Willyburg Bridge

Portrait in pink on the Brooklyn Bridge

all photos ©Ken Brown

Monday, February 11, 2019


Today, Pix-R-Us celebrates fourteen years as a once-a-week post.   I thought it would be fun to assemble and share a sampling from this past stretch of time.

The trajectory is chronological and ranges from the single panel cartoon post of the early years to the photo clusters that cover a wide range of topics mostly centered around NYC.

Off We Go  2006

Flip-O-Graff 2006

Fish Frolics   2006

The Johnstons take their annual
imaginary vacation.  2007

Door Repair   2011

Rolling Pink Clouds  2011

More as this story develops  2012

Mantis in our window box   2012

JR in Red Hook     2023

Strollin' with the "Brooklyn Boulevardier"    2013

Doggies   2014

all photos ©Ken Brown

Tuesday, February 5, 2019


NYC is a dense pack of textures, and here are a few gathered recently. 

a city sidewalk glyph maze

the remains of a phone booth West World poster.

an overgrown school crossing from long ago

sunset reflections

broken mirror

crossed wires

faux leaves fencing

sunset and high-rise reflections

all photos ©Ken Brown