Rocks, Sea, and Sky find a home

When someone purchases a work of art, it can be like falling in love.  Earlier this spring I received an email from a man who had purchased “Rocks, Sea, and Sky” where it was on display at a local Brunswick restaurant.  He had been dining there with a friend and she couldn’t figure out why [...]

Time Piece: a response print

Introduction: I am taking part in a printmaking adventure with at least eleven other artists.  The “One of a Kind” monotype group I showed with in September of 2010 joined with some members of the Circling the Square Press community.  We all agreed to be paired in random fashion with another printmaker and we drew [...]

Works on Paper, November, 2011

Works on Paper 2011 opens on Monday November 7 at the Gallery Hair Studio and Spa at 10 Main Street in Topsham and will remain on display through December 31st.  Gallery Hair is located on Main Street diagonally across from the Bowdoin Mill and just over the Frank Wood Memorial Bridge, a short walk from [...]

Globes 2011–Skowhegan and Portland, Maine

Organized by Abby Shahn, the globes show was an open and participatory exhbit for artists to create their view of the world, seen or unseen.  After much planning, Abby received permission from business owners in downtown Skowhegan to allow us to install our globes in empty storefronts on the main street of town.  The artists [...]

The Power of Objects: Still Life

I recently came across a book called Still Life with Oysters and Lemon by Mark Doty. (Beacon Press, Boston, 2001) which speaks directly to the power of objects as interpreted by artists in still life painting.  In it, the author says,” To think through things, that is the still life painter’s work–and the poet’s.  Both [...]

On wearing the Good Coat

At last evening’s opening reception for Whiteout, I decided to wear the coat that inspired the drawing.  This photograph was taken by one of the Gallery 5 staff members.  The photo caught me with my eyes closed, conveying a dreamy sense.  It looks as though the coat is transporting me to a time and place [...]

fall happenings

This month is chock full of art events.  I am excited to announce that three of my pieces were selected for Whiteout at L/A Arts Gallery 5, an exhibition celebrating the winter season in Maine.  This show runs from November 12 through December 18 2010.   The opening is Friday, November 12, from 5-8 pm.  [...]

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 [...]

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,                  

open studio event

I’ve been working in Marji Greenhut’s beautiful space in Fort Andross, the big red mill building on Maine Street in Brunswick.  I will be opening the studio for the Second Friday ArtWalk on August 8, 2008 from 5-7 pm.  Marji’s studio is on the second floor of the Fort Andross Mill.  Use the Flea Market entrance [...]