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Brooksby | Contemporary Artist: Artworks & Biography

  • Brooksby | Contemporary Artist: Artworks & Biography

Brooksby

  • France
  • Painter
When I paint, my canvas becomes a window that opens onto another dimension.
Brooksby demonstrated a facility for drawing at an early age. Accompanying her father for business trips, her family travelled constantly throughout the United States. From this itinerant childhood, the American artist developed a real appetite for travelling. At age eight, she was already studying drawing from models at the University of California at Los Angeles. Two years later, she was an apprentice for a Japanese ceramist in West Virginia and then became interested in photography. At the school of Fine Arts, she discovered a passion for sculpture and earned her degree in 1987, just before leaving for Florence, Italy, where she settled for more than twenty years.
Her love affair with painting began in the Tuscan countryside, during scooter rides. Then she began travelling with her easel and canvas hung on the baggage rack. In 2006, her wandering spirit woke up, and on visiting Paris for a weekend, she decided to settle there. The French capital inspired her first urban scenes, now a major focus of her work. Brooksby considers herself a colourist and devotes part of her paintings to the "blue hour", the in-between part of the day that is neither day nor night. For her oil paintings, the artist uses her photographs as models. She boasts membership to the current American "Contemporary Realism". Deeply rooted in the reality of the moment, her works are intended to be evidence of an era.
  • 2018
    Exhibition at the Cocoon
    Brussels, Belgium
  • 2016
    Participation in Luxembourg Art Fair
    Luxembourg, Luxembourg
  • 2010
    James Watson buys her a painting
    Cold Spring Harbor in New York, United States of America (the)
  • 2001
    Interviewed for NBC's The Today Show
    Florence, Italy
  • 1965
    Birth
    New York, United States of America (the)

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