Collage and a Sense of Wonder

        My collages often include painted papers, bits of prints, directly stamp printing on the surface, under and over-painting with acrylics, charcoal drawing, and textured or printed papers. How many of these can you see in this collage–Light through the Trees? My work is about seeing, and being “woke” to the wonders [...]

River Ways Exhibit to Open August 28

  L/A Arts Fine Art Exhibit Will Showcase Androscoggin River portrayed by 40+  artists at L/A Arts Gallery 5 River Ways     August 28-October 14   Gallery 5, 49 Lisbon Street, Lewiston, Maine T, W, Th, F: 5-8, Sa: 10-4, 5-8 and by appointment with     L/A Arts 207 782-7228    LEWISTON, MAINE [...]

Joy of Art, Topsham Public Library, January-February 2009

  First Place, Mixed Media: This piece, entitled Androscoggin River, was selected for a first place ribbon for work in Mixed Media in Topsham Public Library’s first annual art show entitled Joy of Art.  The show will be up through Friday February 13, 2009.  It is wonderful to see the town library taking an interest in the world [...]

The making of a collage

     This post is about how I make my collages.  Starting with either photographs taken on location, plein air landscape studies (observed in nature), or some combination, I begin to assemble the materials I will use.    The Androscoggin River runs through Topsham and Brunswick into Merrymeeting Bay where it joins a confluence of rivers [...]

Rhythm of Nature: Solo show opening on December 12, 2008

Mixed media paintings by Robin Brooks at the Little Dog Coffee shop    opening Friday December 12, 4-6 pm and on view through December 2008  in conjunction with ARTS DOWNTOWN AND ALL AROUND, Brunswick, Maine                       Sponsored by Five Rivers Arts Alliance, www.fiveriversartsalliance.org www.robinbrooksart.com   robin@robinbrooksart.com