About the Artist
I am a recent full time artist at the age of 30, working out of Capitol Hill, Seattle and focusing on innovation in my paintings. With a background in plein air (on site) landscape painting, I have an affinity for color and dynamic composition. I believe in universal beauty and an art for the people that can touch all walks of life. We are all humans with an intelligent visual perception and wish for my deconstructed style of painting to stimulate those senses. This analytical way of breaking up a scene into blocks of color and putting them back together is both fun for me in the process and hopefully for the audience to enjoy getting lost in as well. Although most of my work is very colorful I have also recently been experimenting in more subtle tones and black and white.
I have been painting since high school and earned my BFA from the University of Oregon in 2010. However, I consider myself a self-taught artist when it comes to landscape painting, as I practiced from nature with a prolific output and have not attended any workshops. By practice, observation, and looking at a lot of art I have been able to develop my own unique style that is not quite categorizable. People have described my work as the modern version of pointillism, cubism, Cezanne, or blown up computer pixels.
Over the past 8 years as an exhibiting artist I have most recently been awarded best oil/acrylic painting at the 2018 Carmel Plein Air Competition, numerous honorable mentions, a best in show, juror’s choice awards, best plein air and 3rd place in Last year’s Ocean Shores annual Art exhibit. I am nationally collected and show at galleries in 6 different states- Washington, California, Oregon, Utah, Colorado and Maine as well as participate in local Seattle artwalks.
When I’m not making art you can find me at one of Seattle’s many niche locations for pinball. I’m a competitive pinball player who participates in weekly and regional tournaments!
You can see more of my work at www.brookeborcherding.com