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“Kara” oil on canvas. Completed in 3 hours. $400
“The Spaniard” oil on canvas. Alla Prima- Completed in 3 hours. (SOLD)
“Pear with Vase & Leaves” oil on canvas. Completed in 4 hours. $700
“It’s A Very Plum Plum” Oil on board. Alla Prima-Completed in 3 hours. (SOLD)
“Loon Lake Libations”, oil on canvas. Alla Prima -Completed in 2 hours. (SOLD)
“La Paloma Negra” oil on canvas. Completed in 5 hours. $700
“Leeks” oil on canvas. Alla Prima-Completed in 4 hours. (SOLD)
“Half Sail on Lake Tahoe” Oil on board. Alla Prima -Completed in 1 hour. (SOLD)
“Shifting Dreams” oil in canvas. Completed in 3 hours. $1500
“Tomatillos” Oil on board. Alla Prima-Completed in 3 hours. (SOLD)
“Fancy Pants” oil on canvas. Completed in 3 hours. $350
“Pitcher” Oil on canvas. Completed in 3 hours. $350
“Rotting Pears” Oil on canvas. Alla Prima-Completed in 5 hours. (SOLD)
“Canna Lily” Oil on canvas. Completed in 4 hours. $300
“Kushinda” oil on canvas. Completed in 3 hours. $700
“Sandbar” oil on canvas. Alla Prima- Completed in 3 hours. (SOLD)
“Religious Assumptions” oil on canvas. Completed in 3 hours. $350
“Heirlooms” oil on canvas. Alla Prima-Completed in 4 hours. (SOLD)
“Winter’s Garlic” oil on canvas. Alla Prima-Completed in 2 hours. (SOLD)
“Evening in Big Sur” oil on canvas. Completed in 1 hour. $300
“Morning Glories” Oil on Canvas. Alla Prima-Completed in 2 hours. (SOLD)
“Noir Tease” oil on canvas. Completed in 6 hours. $350
” Effie Yeaw” oil on canvas. Alla Prima -Completed in 3 hours. (SOLD)
“Captain Eo” oil on canvas. Completed in 3 hours. $700
“Pasha” oil on canvas. Completed in 5 hours. $350
“City of Trees” framed 40×30″ oil on canvas (SOLD)
“Aioli” framed 40×30″ oil on canvas (SOLD)
“To The Capitol” framed 36×24″ oil on canvas $1,800
“City Suds” framed 36×24″ oil on canvas $1,200
“Butch ’n Nellies” framed 22×28″ oil on canvas $600
“A Saturday Afternoon” framed 36×24 oil on canvas $1,300
“Corner of 22nd & I Street” framed 40×30″ oil on canvas (SOLD)
“The Neighborhood Watch” framed 28×22″ oil on canvas $800
“Lemons for Fish”, 14×18″, Oil on Canvas, $500
“Zebra Cosmos”, 12×16″, Oil on Canvas, $365
“The Yellow Fish”, 8×16″, oil on canvas (SOLD)
“Grapefruits”, 18×18″, Oil on Canvas, $685
“The White Shelf”, 12×16″, Oil on Canvas, $500
Brooke Walker-Knoblich’s unique painting style fuses her Renaissance training with a contemporary expressionistic approach. In 2003, while pursuing a BA in Studio Art from UC San Diego, Brooke spent a year in Paris, France. She participated in the Louvre Museum’s Master Copy Program to learn traditional pigment preparation and glazing techniques and also studied with renowned contemporary figurative painter Kathy Burke. Just recently, in 2010, Brooke furthered her classical realism training by painting at the Florence Academy of Art in Italy.
Since receiving her BA in 2005, Brooke has vigorously pursued her art by developing 5 large bodies of work and has received national recognition through juried exhibits and Awards of Excellence. She was born in 1982 and is a fifth generation Californian, raised in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. She currently lives and paints in Midtown Sacramento
“Streets of Midtown” Series: Artist StatementBeyond the landscape of tended gardens and Victorian architecture, wide avenues lined with perfectly spaced old-growth trees, and businesses just a few blocks from the neighborhoods, there’s something about the people who choose to live in Midtown Sacramento that creates a unique and magnetic cultural phenomenon.
Finding inspiration in Midtown was not difficult. Deciding which images to actually paint was. For months Brooke roamed the streets with her camera, simply observing and reacting, balancing intention with opportunity. Of course there were specific themes that needed to be painted, but for the most part she just let it happen the way it does in real life, uncontrolled and beautiful in its own right.
Painting Portraits: Artist Statement
It is no coincidence that my artistic path focused when I first lived abroad in 2003. Being completely alone in a foreign country forced me to perceive things differently, to look at people differently. With my extremely limited understanding of any spoken language other than English, I had to rely on the faces and bodies of the people I encountered to tell a story.
Since then, I have chosen to paint portraits that tell stories and are rooted in place. Often living vicariously through my friends and family who travel when I am unable, I strive to celebrate the rich diversity of the world in my work. The seemingly simple moments, candid and spontaneous, are my most influential inspirations. For they have the power to satisfy some of our deepest desires… to examine a life, to truly look at another human being, and learn something about ourselves. I believe portraiture acts as both a lens and mirror in this sense. For we see what makes an individual unique and simultaneously experience our own humanity.
My hope is that no matter how foreign the culture/person may be, my paintings will inspire a connection and remind us of what we are missing—real people of unusual beauty, depth, and complexity. In fact, I don’t think it’s an exaggeration to say that the necessity of perceiving other people, other cultures, and our shared humanity has ever been more important.