Growing up on a farm in northern Illinois, CJ Brown appreciates the land, the lifestyle and people of the rural countryside. Her father raised Angus and Simmental cattle which layed the foundation to develop her interest in painting the cattle which she is so passionate about. Today she lives outside of the village of Lindenwood, Ill. where she is involved in a family partnership herd with her dad, brother and son. She received an art degree from Luther College, Decorah, Iowa and she has completed projects for the American Angus Association, American Gelbvieh Association, American Shorthorn Association, American Simmental Association, and the Charolais Association. At the 2008 National Junior Angus Show held in Des Moines, Iowa, she was inducted into the Honary Angus Foundation for the work she has done for the junior program. Her work hangs in the American Angus Hall of Fame, the Canadian Angus Association, Cargill Meat Solutions, Beef Division, the American Shorthorn Corporate Headquarters as well as other corporate businesses tied to the beef industry. Most importantly CJ is most grateful to all those who enjoy her work in their homes and give her the opportunity to continue to create her passion of painting.