What is a collage?

                                                             Tree Mosaic, Collage with painted papers over watercolor, 2013 I am an artist who makes collages.  How do I define “collage?”  I am challenged to think about this definition for at least two reasons. Reason One:  There is a wonderfully provocative collage exhibit on display right now at the Olin Arts Center at Bates [...]

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 [...]

Stolen: One year ago today…

This is the one year anniversary of the discovery that my collage “In the Woods” was missing and presumed stolen from the Topsham Public Library where it was on view to the public.  While it was a disturbing experience, ultimately the theft of my collage motivated me to continue working. My new work in monotype [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Painted Paper Collage Workshop

I met with a group of six artists for two three-hour morning sessions to explore painted paper collage and the creation of landscape compositions.  The workshop afforded everyone a chance to learn the process I use in making painted paper collages.  Please contact me for more information, or to schedule a workshop.  robin@robinbrooksart.com participant comments: “The workshop was great, you made [...]