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McCoo artist Steven Brown hospitalised after suffering stroke at home


McCoo artist Steven Brown has been hospitalised after suffering from a stroke at his home.

The Ayrshire painter became unwell last week with medics later confirming the 49-year-old had suffered a stroke.

Mr Brown is responsible for the outlandish and colourful depictions of Highland cows and other animals that adorn the walls of thousands of homeowners around the world.

A statement on the Steven Brown Art Twitter feed said that the artist was in a stable condition with doctors now monitoring him closely.

The statement read: “Steven was admitted to hospital last week after falling unwell at home. It has now been confirmed that Steven has unfortunately suffered a stroke.

“He is currently in hospital being monitored closely and is now in a stable condition. We want to thank the wonderful NHS staff for the incredible care Steven is receiving and we hope you will join us in sending him, his wife Caroline and your family all our love and support.”

“We will of course update everybody in this much-loved colourful community that means so much to him as we have more information.

“Thank you all so much for your lovely messages, these have been a huge comfort to Steven‘s family.

“We hope you understand we can’t respond to them all, and any personal messages to Steven and his family cannot be replied to at this time love and best wishes from us all.”



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Steven Brown revealed in June 2020 that sales of his work had jumped by nearly a third during lockdown.

The artist is being used as an ambassador by the English firm who bought the rights to the McCoo brand just days before his Ayr-based firm collapsed in July 2019.

The liquidation of the £11.5m turnover firm killed the jobs of twenty one staff and creditors were owed tens of thousands of pounds.

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