Mixed Media Paintings–Surface, Space, and Light

robin brooks_earth and sky tree_collage
11navigating22x22
brooks_robin_moving through
06_brooks_autumn fields_2016
brooks_light through trees
ab ovo (in the beginning)
tree of life
brooks_winter sun_web
brooks_autumn reverie_web

robin brooks_earth and sky tree_collage

Earth and Sky Tree, collage on canvas, 24 inches square, 2017, $1,200.00, available

11navigating22x22

Navigating, acrylic on paper with collage, 22" x 22", poplar float frame, available

brooks_robin_moving through

Rear View, acrylic on paper with collage, 22"x22", maple float frame, available

06_brooks_autumn fields_2016

Through the Hills, mixed media painting, 22 inches square, 2017, available.

brooks_light through trees

Light through Trees, mixed media painting, 22 inches square, 2017, available

ab ovo (in the beginning)

ab ovo, acrylic with collage on paper (mounted on board) 22" x 22", 2012

ab ovo (in the beginning), acrylic with collage on paper (mounted on board), maple float frame, 22" x 22", available

tree of life

tree of life, acrylic with collage on paper (mounted on board), 22"x 22", available

brooks_winter sun_web

Winter Sun, acrylic on paper with collage, 22 1/2" x 22", poplar float frame, available

brooks_autumn reverie_web

Autumn Reverie, painted collage, 16 x 20 inches, 2017, available.

These mixed media paintings are improvisational explorations with textural elements on the surface or layered into the paint. They are a fusion of painting and collage. They are true improvisations because there is no preliminary sketch–the entire work emerges in layers of sensory and felt experience with materials. I begin using charcoal as one might create a spontaneous dance, only I do this on the canvas. I am interested in releasing images accumulated and stored in my sense memory from a lifetime of seeing.