Hope Brooks

“The great collector Saatchi in one of his rare interviews said "...I believe there is nothing more uplifting than looking at a great work of art..." This statement represents what I try to achieve with my work. An emotionally, visually and intellectually uplifting experience for the viewer.”

Slavery Trilogy - Mixed media 18 in. x 7 ft 6 in.

Hope Brooks studied at the Edinburgh College of Art and the Maryland Institute College of Art, (MFA, 1982). She has worked at the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts from 1967 to 2008 when she retired as Vice Principal of the College. Ms. Brooks has had eleven one-woman shows and participated in many group exhibitions in the past forty years, most recently at XI Florence Biennale in 2017. She has received several awards including a Silver Musgrave Medal for contribution to the development of art in Jamaica. Brooks' work has been published in “Caribbean Art” Thames and Hudson World of Art series,   “Jamaican Art” An overview of fifty Jamaican artists, by Dr. Petrine Archer Straw and Dr. Kim Robinson Walcott, Kingston Publishers.

Poetry Without Sound - Night Blooming Cereus II - Mixed media 4 x 4 in.
Moonrise After Nightfall - Paper and Gouache on canvas 4 x 4 in.
The Door - Modeling paste gouache on paper mounted on board 6 x 6 in.
Goat Island Suite - Mixed Media on paper mounted on board 5 x 5 in.

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