There is this idea of two ancient cities steeped in history and human habitation. As centuries passed, layers of architecture, art, culture and daily life built up, burying years of self-expression and creativity. If they were uncovered, what might one find?
Brooke leaves a viewer with mere peeks of those mysteries — snatches of color that are revealed with her technique. “I like to keep it somewhat ambiguous,” she says, several moments earlier, while sitting at her large dining room table. The room has mostly been co-opted to serve as her studio. “You want people to be able to make it their own and you want people to identify with it. ... You want them to be curious by what they are looking at — to enjoy it, to feel comfort or to feel uplifted, whatever it may be.”
"Inspired by the minimalist yet bold appeal of icons such as Yves Klein, Agnes Martin and young artist, Jeremy Holmes, Brooke has embraced the majestic contrast of her dueling mindsets in a symbiotic balance of order vs. chaos on canvas. “My work is soothing and calm and fluid, which represents my approach to motherhood, but there are also very strong, spirited and aggressive elements reflecting characteristics in me that thrived throughout my corporate life,” she says."
"Most of Brooke’s work is abstract in nature, including her Born and Illusion series. She said she sometimes uses her daily meditation practice as inspiration.
'It’s a flowing process, but to me it doesn’t seem forced,' she said. 'I'm a very visceral painter. I kind of just dive in.'"
"Abstract artist, Bethany Brooke, is a Connecticut-based mother of 3, whose mission as an artist not only centers around her passion for painting her own personal story, but also to spread awareness for a charity she has been involved with for many years. It may not be the aesthetic or visual content that vastly promotes this charity, Al’s Angels, but Bethany is using the money from sales of her art work to give back."
"Artist, philanthropist and mother, Bethany Brooke is an abstract painter who is turning heads with her new series and approach to the sales of her artwork. For the past few years, Bethany has been an active benefactor to Al’s Angels, a Connecticut based charity started by Al DiGuido, which provides assistance to families challenged by childhood cancer, rare blood diseases, and financial hardship. With the rising success of her art career, Bethany has decided to donate a portion of all artwork sales to Al’s Angels. This local talent and inspiring mother of 3 is perfecting the blend of fine art and philanthropy with her current endeavors."
"As an impassioned emerging artist, Bethany has an intense and evolving creative process. In just a short time, she has grown her portfolio tenfold and creates daily, producing works that catch the eye of interior designers and a connoisseur’s interest. Symbolic, engaging and beautiful, her paintings stand on their own as captivating chronicles of life."