image of Reuben working
Reuben at work.
image of Reuben sailing
Reuben--more relaxed!

Reuben Brown

Reuben is an artist with a love of the Maine coast and eye for the details. Before starting his creative career, Mr. Robby Eddy had already discovered that Reuben had the temperament and enthusiasm to apprentice for Classic Yacht Models. By age ten Reuben took his first sailing lessons at the Camden Yacht Club with some encouragement from Robby, who is a life-long club member. After learning to sail, Reuben's parents bought him his first sail boat - a classic wooden turnabout that he sailed whenever the tide was right. Furthering his love for sailing Reuben made his first sailboat purchase in summer of 1997, a 15', 1935 Cape Cod Nimblet, which he continues to sail today.

Reuben left for college in the fall of 1997 to start his creative education. Reuben graduated with honors from Colby-Sawyer College in 2001 with fine arts degrees in graphic design and studio arts and began gathering creative experience as a graphic designer, photographer, painter and printmaker.

Reuben's apprenticeship with Robby came to fruition some years later in 2005 after an invitation to assist at the model shop during an open studio tour. Today, Reuben is learning to master the art of jewelry making and the plethora of skills necessary to build some of the worlds finest model yachts.