I work in series, diving into subjects from many different angles of observation, history, and memory.
I strive for a result that descends from the clouds in my mind like lightning to the earth, to light a night sky or occasionally set a tree on fire.
I painted for years in my head before I ever held a brush.
So I have therefore been painting all my life. And as a way of speaking, it suits me.
The first time I showed my work so many years ago, I felt so exposed, I blushed.
I paint both abstract and realistically, always hovering in between, in search of something new.
Kimberly Brooks is an American artist and author of The New Oil Painting (Chronicle Books). She is known for her portraits and landscapes in series addressing identity and memory (“Mom’s Friends,” “The Stylist Project,” “I Notice People Disappear”). Her paintings have been exhibited and featured internationally. Her recent exhibition, “New Abstractions,” is a result of an investigation capturing the essence of painting for the cover of her recent book. Brooks conducts workshops at institutions online via her acclaimed artist program. She also hosts a monthly Artist Forum. For more information on exhibitions, visit her website.