Today on a beautiful sunny afternoon artist Victoria Brooks visited Fairweather’s!
In the front window is an original oil titled “Going Home” by the artist.
“Victoria Brooks exhibits a dazzling collection of oil paintings and giclee reproductions from her 30 years of painting coastal scenes. She captures the essence of sun-drenched images in a vibrant, impressionistic style. In her expressive portraits and figures Victoria reflects the mood and inner nature of her subjects.”
Victoria arrived bearing a pot of daffodils as a gift.
So, too, we were delighted to stage “Jacqueline’s Dream” by Victoria Brooks for a photo-op!!!
Fun Fact: Jacqueline was Victoria’s sister.
Featured painting above “Jacqueline’s Dream” is Multnomah Falls” original oil by Victoria Brooks.
Fun Fact: Multnomah Falls, at 620 feet, is the second highest year-round waterfall in the United States, the first being Yosemite Falls in California. Multnomah Falls is one of many falls in the Columbia River Gorge which can be seen from the Historic Columbia River Highway.
Much, much more about Victoria Brooks.
Second Saturday Opening Reception
March 12, 2016 6 – 9 pm
The Union Hall Gallery
2126 K Street, Sacramento, CA
June 24-26, 2016: PLEIN AIR & MORE
Victoria is one of the featured artists to paint the charming beach town of Cannon Beach, OR. Hosted by Sharon Amber Gallery. Reception and group show will be at the Chamber Hall. Go to: cbgallerygroup.com for more info.
Seaside First Saturday Art Walk
July 2, 2016
Fairweather House and Gallery
Victoria is one of the featured artists at Fairweather House and Gallery. Please visit http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com for more information or go to: facebook/seasidefirstsaturdayartwalk.
More good news: Victoria Brooks will offer a painting workshop in Seaside as an event for Painting Seaside LIVE ™ in the summer of 2016. Stay tuned for more information.
Please visit fairweatherhouseandgallery.com/ artists/ Victoria Brooks to read more about the artist.
“An artist’s work should always be evolving – mine included. During the last few years I have had the desire for a more direct approach to capturing my subject matter, so I decided to take to the open landscape to paint the setting in its natural light.
The experiences of “chasing the light” has opened a new door in my creative process. I now, truly believe that I have to work from life, outdoors, in order to capture the true quality of the moment. The process of painting in the field is not merely visual. It is one which utilizes all of my senses. I feel the plein air experience enhances the creative process of my studio paintings by keeping them fresh and vibrant. I am also committed to working from life in my studio. When the weather in inclement, I may be posing models or setting-up still lifes scenes to paint, whether it is oils or watercolors.
As a professional artist, I continually look for challenges for myself in order to grow artistically and spiritually. That’s the beauty of it: I will never be finished growing as an artist. To capture and share the beauty I see with the viewer, is indeed a great reward.”– Victoria Brooks