About the Artist

Brooke's remarkable artistic journey began in a rustic log cabin in Abiquiu, New Mexico. She would make the 1500 mile RT drive from Bozeman, Montana to Abiquiu several times a year. There, she would rejuvenate her spirit, quiet her thoughts, and paint to her heart's content. She embraced the simplicity of life on the mesa, finding inspiration in the breathtaking views of the famous flat-topped Cerro Pedernal, the Sierra Negra, countless rock-faced bluffs, and the stunning Jemez and Taos Ranges. Brooke also learned to embrace the challenges of living off grid. She thought nothing of painting by candlelight, cooking on her vintage wood stove, hauling water, and chopping wood. Once Brooke decided to make New Mexico her permanent home, she purchased a casita and yurt along the Ojo Caliente River and built an art studio. The unique beauty and peace of the Bosque and river nourished her soul, but she longed for a stronger sense of community. This led her to the beautiful agricultural village of Corrales, New Mexico, nestled in the Rio Grande Valley.

Brooke holds a masters degree in Experiential Education from the University of Colorado. Her very eclectic vocational background includes teaching at the university level, non-profit administration, counseling, directing a wilderness program, working as a national park ranger and environmental educator, coordinating programs for non-traditional students with disabilities, and pursuing several entrepreneuriel endeavors including an antique business and home-based pie-baking enterprise. Brooke is so very grateful for her unique journey, for all the miracles and magic in her life, and for the freedom to create and paint. She also loves to read, practice yoga, meditate, fly fish, dance, hike, shoot the bow and arrow, climb, backpack, bike, kayak, canoe, cross-country ski, and travel.

"Nothing great has ever been achieved without enthusiasm." - Ralph Waldo Emerson