Painting portraits on commission has been the highlight of my career. I've met -- and painted -- so many interesting people from all walks of life and am continually amazed by the powerful, emotional responses my collectors have to their personalized paintings. To learn more and receive a free quote for a customized oil painting, please visit my sister website at www.PortraitsbyBrooke.com
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Artistic Arc: 2003 ~ 2015
I am an oil painter. I knew this from the very first brushstroke of buttery pigment. Everything about this medium speaks to me. I love the smell of linseed oil and how it suspends color in its rich glisten. Oil paint's range of application (from thick impastos to transparent glazes) is endlessly exciting for me and the slow dry-time keeps my creative process open and flexible. Read more...
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In 2003, I first painted with oils at a small Atelier in Paris, France. For 9 months, I copied an Old Master in the Louvre museum, drew the human figure from live models, and created wildly expressive portraits of my friends using contemporary, alla prima brushwork.
2010: Florence Academy of Art ~ Studied painting the figure in oils from a live model in Italy.
2011: Painting from Life ~ Playing with new subjects plein air landscapes and still lifes.
2012: Musicians of Midtown ~ Created a synesthetic experience with drawings and largescale oil paintings inspired by local musicians.
2014: Capital Artworks ~ Painting partner with Debbie Gualco.
2015: Workshops in California ~ Continued to hone skills by studying oil painting with contemporary master artists.
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