Collage!

        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 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 [...]

Collage Chosen for 2010 Library Lover’s Lottery

 Art News from Robin’s studio:  Become a member of the Friends of the Topsham Public Library by February 13, 2010, and you will be entered into the Library Lovers’ Lottery for a chance to win Gilsland Farm View (pictured below), an original landscape collage by Robin Brooks.    You can see this piece at the circulation desk at the [...]

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 [...]

Second Friday Artwalk–open studio event at Marji Greenhut’s studio

Last night was the second Friday ARTWALK in Brunswick when artists open their studios to the public and galleries are open from 5 to 8 pm.  I displayed my work in oils, acrylic and collage from February through the summer.  I tacked my series of studies from the Androscoggin River looking out the studio windows.  [...]