• Portrait of a Boy

    Portrait of a Boy

  • Pink Roses

    Pink Roses

  • Angry Baby

    Angry Baby

  • Figure Study

    Figure Study

  • Self Portrait

    Self Portrait

  • Portrait of a Boy

    Portrait of a Boy

  • Portrait of a Woman

    Portrait of a Woman

  • Bust of Woman

    Bust of Woman

  • President George W. Bush

    President George W. Bush


As everyone of us advances into the future at ever increasing rates of speed, many of the items, memories, and traditions of our ancestry & roots get pushed off to the side and often forgotten as families become more distant and less connected to their heritage. That's how the tradition of heirlooms was born.

The artist William Ernest Brown has adapted and revived this tradition by creating a new exclusive line of bespoke medallions: from your favorite picture or portrait, William Ernest Brown will capture the essence of your special affection in a hand-sculpted medallions in various available frames, formats and choice of marble, stone or bronze.

William Ernest Brown

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William Ernest Brown was born on Cape Breton Island in the North Atlantic off the coast of Canada. His mother's family were Huguenots who were granted land in Nova Scotia by King George III in 1755. On his father's side, he is the nine-times great-grandson of the first book publisher in Norway, where the family home is now a museum.

Brown learned to draw from his mother who would work beside him as a baby and then hand him the pencil and paper to try. As a young child his talents were noted by the nuns at the local convent school and they arranged for him to take lessons there on Saturday mornings. The order of nuns had been founded in the 17th. Century by Saint Marguerite Bourgeoys, and Brown recently repaid his debt to them by donating his painting of the saint for the altar of the main Roman Catholic church on the island. He also created an eight foot bronze monument to the first settlers "Land of our Own" which sits at the entrance to the Sydney cruise-ship terminal.

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