In the living room. In the bedroom. In some of the surreal multimedia works she's created in the light-filled studio where she now stands.
"I never understood why they called it 'the blues,' " says Brown, a 54-year-old Scot with fiery red hair who is showing off the big-bang-inspired work she's dubbed "Super Nova," with a moon, spaceship and dog faintly aglow in the indigo blue universe. "It's such a disservice to a color as illuminating as this, don't you think?"
Color has been found to elicit a psychological reaction from people.
From interior paint to fashion, whole industries have sprung up around communicating the relationship people have with color and the response it generates. A rising "green agenda" has led the Pantone Color Institute, the world-renowned authority on color, to brand this the year of emerald green for its "sense of clarity, renewal and rejuvenation, which is so important in today's complex world."
The description comes from color association studies in which people are asked to respond from the gut.
"Invariably, with the emerald greens you will get these positive responses," says Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute. "It could be cultural conditioning or an innate understanding of the color but, whatever might cause it, our stats on how many times a person will respond to those colors does not lie."
As an artist who also works as a production designer, Brown taps into color's emotional response.
Her works combine symbolic imagery -- photography and computer graphics -- with carefully chosen colors to convey a message or tell a story.
"I stand on Earth's beauty
Clouds envelop and suit me
Ancient stones my birth
I am rock, soil and Earth
Each grain my beginning."
"I'm using color as a tool in my art to show people that if you surround yourself with color, it's really good for your health," she says.
This theory is based on color's impact on her mother, who lost her sight when Brown was a baby.
As a child, Brown remembers accompanying her mother to the lab of color researcher and holistic healer Theo Gimbel where they'd spend hours bathed in the red, blue or yellow of giant egg-shaped structures in his garden in Gloucestershire, England.
"It changed our lives," she says. "She could walk into a room and feel the color on the walls."
The idea that color wavelengths give off different vibrations and trigger an emotional response has been a part of Brown's life since.
She has created a colorful spot in the home she's been renting for the past 11 years. Before moving in, she approached the landlord about allowing her to paint what then were drab surroundings with the colors of her choice.
"Every place I've ever lived, I've transformed color-wise," she says. "I've had different periods of different colors but the most comfortable so far has been here for me. I don't know what it is.
"Color becomes more joyful the more it penetrates you over time."
The cottage sits on horse property and is surrounded by different areas for sitting, a vegetable garden under a grape-covered arbor fashioned out a circular trampoline frame and a sleeping area that can be curtained off during the summer months.
Outside the colors are kept natural.
"When the flowers come out, they pop much better against the natural background and you feel the blue of the sky more because there's nothing to compete with except the red hummingbird feeders," she says.
The birds swarm the feeders hung along the eaves. Brown watches them from the picture window in her kitchen, whose white walls pop with chartreuse wraparound shelves and wood trim.
The bedroom is accented blue, and in the living room, the blue, green and turquoise iridescence of abalone shell dominates. It's seen on a folding screen and an upside-down circle light box that she picked up on a movie set and painted to resemble mother-of-pearl.
A series of different colored circle rugs are grouped on the floor.
Above the white sofa accented by colorful pillows hangs a replica of one of three works she created for Pink Floyd via the interior designer who worked on the band's London recording studio.
"Those pieces back in the day brought me to America, so Pink Floyd financed me in a way," she says.
It shows a series of high-rise buildings turned on their side, drawing the viewer into the work, with its marble statue, Greek god and tsunami in a sequence of light blues.
"I know some people might think this is crazy, but this is how I live," she says. "And I'm a really happy person."