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DOROTHY BROOKS

DOROTHY BROOKS

Artist Work

Lotus Bubs
2015
Oil
18" x 24"
Cupboard
2000
Oil on canvas
18" x 22"
Best Friends
2010
Oil on canvas
16" x 20"
Barefoot
2005
Oil on canvas
24" x 36"
Waiting
2015
Oil on canvas
24" x 30"
Nature's Wonder
2014
Oil on canvas
30" x 40"

Artist Information

County
Prince George's County
Phone
202-251-2060
Artistic Category

Visual Arts

Artist Statement

I’d like to think that I leave a little bit of my soul on every piece I create, viewing my work you can see the desire, joy and if you look close enough, some pain lingering in the corner past the shadows. I paint because the need drives me to do so; art is a part of life’s cycle of creation, completion and end. My style is realism so the viewer can experience every minute detail of the story playing out before them on canvas. I want them to feel the atmosphere, at times drawing their own conclusions to the finality of the symphony. Mostly my work is about time, change and emotions, mainly life.

Artist Bio

I was born in the state of Washington, one of the most beautiful places in the continental United States. Most of my formative years were spent growing up on the east coast, during a time when the diversity of life and culture changed at a very fast pace. I began my fascination with art, at an early age during my first class trip to the National Museum of Art. While standing in the corridor, I was so overwhelmed with a multitude of feelings, right then I decided there was only one thing important enough to be in my life, and that was an artist. I wanted to help others feel what I had when viewing the work. I began drawing in pencil at seven, and at the age of 12 I was working with oils. I have tried other mediums over the years and recognized that oils were my one true love. It is a medium with great flexibility and life that speaks deeply to me.