Elliot Brown-Pott, MRC ArtWorks

Sea Bear Stalk


The sky is bright orange. A brown bear, with a cream face and spotted brown dots is walking on the beach along the shoreline. The bear’s mouth is wide open, almost like it is smiling and happy with what it sees beyond the left of the canvas. The vivid blue calm water touches up against the picturesque arch-shaped rock in the distance.

Artist Bio

Elliot is a self-taught artist and has been with artWorks since 2019. He is a prolific painter with an eye for detail. He has a scientific passion for animals, living and extinct and is widely knowledgeable in regard to his subject matter.

Program Description

MRC artWorks – a program of MRC Industries, Inc. – is a professional working art studio and retail gallery located on the historic Kalamazoo Mall in the heart of downtown Kalamazoo. MRC artWorks offers unique and affordable art created by individuals with disabilities, providing an outlet to achieve creative self-expression in a way that promotes personal growth, dignity, and self-confidence. We strive to enrich the community with the diversity of art by promoting our artists’ work through a variety of venues and partnerships. All artists receive a 75% commission from the sale of their work, which not only serves as their source of income, but also enhances and reinforces their self-esteem and self-worth. MRC artWorks provides a safe, positive, and creative environment that focuses on the individual’s abilities rather than their disabilities.

MRC Industries serves individuals in Kalamazoo County with developmental or intellectual disabilities, traumatic brain injuries, emotional impairments, and mental illness to achieve their fullest potential through employment, skill building, and active community involvement.

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