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 [...]

January 2018 Shows

My year is starting off with a wonderful surge of opportunities to share my artwork with the community. In Hallowell on Friday January 26th, the Members Showcase will open in the Harlow Gallery’s exciting new space. I am featuring work from my 2017 residency at Acadia National Park. The Maine Art Educators Member’s Show opens [...]

Small Works in September

I’m excited to announce two shows in Maine featuring small works.  The first opening will be a group show at Circling the Square Press featuring miniature prints that are 2″ square.  The show runs from September 20 through October 27 at the Press on Water Street in Gardiner, Maine.  The opening reception to meet the [...]

May work: two commissions in pastel

I recently completed these two pastel drawings as commissioned works.   Both pieces are intended as gifts to the parents of a couple who are marrying this June.  The bride and groom wished to give something special to their parents to thank them for their help in planning the wedding and chose to commission me to [...]

January 2011

2011, January 4 As I embark on this new year, I look back on many wonderful exhibitions and opportunities I have had in the past year.  From Hallowell to Lewiston to Portland, I have shown my work in a variety of venues.  I have participated in both juried and non-juried exhibitions and have also shown [...]

Practice What We Preach: Saco Museum Show

PRACTICING WHAT WE PREACH: WORK BY MAINE ART EDUCATORS AT THE SACO MUSEUM JANUARY 16 THROUGH MARCH 10, 2010  JOIN ME AT THE OPENING RECEPTION, SATURDAY JANUARY 23, 1 TO 3 PM. ROBIN BROOKS (and over 45 artist educators) Robin Brooks, Simpson’s Point, collage, 29″ x 21″, $900      The Saco Museum is pleased to [...]

climate/change series

Climate Change 1, Storm Gathering INTRODUCTION As a visual artist, I am attentive to and responsible for the images I generate.  Some of the questions I pose for myself are: Does the image draw in and hold the viewer’s attention?  Does the image have enough complexity to engage the viewer?  Does the image “speak” in it’s own language? We live [...]

2nd Annual 10 X 10 Benefit Art Exhibit and Sale

YOU ARE INVITED! Friday, October 9, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. (Opening Reception) and Saturday October 10, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Art will be on exhibit for the entire month of October at all three Brunswick venues: Morrell Meeting Room at Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant Street Poins of View Art Gallery at Brunswick [...]

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