Celebrating the Versatility of Artist Ken Brooks The Gallery at School Street Picture Framing is excited to show work by one of the most versatile artists we know: Ken Brooks from Athens, Maine. Fascinated by shape, texture, color, light and shadow, Maine native and artist Ken Brooks has created art for more than thirty-five years in central Maine, most of which is inspired by nature.
As far back as he can remember, Ken has been drawing and believes that “as an artist, it is my responsibility and privilege to record through drawing and painting, the magnificence and beauty that surrounds me.” Although he has worked on almost any surface that will accept paint, his favorite mediums are graphite pencil on paper and oil on canvas.
Commissions have made up the majority of his sales and as a result, few paintings or drawings have been available for public viewing until recently. Therefore, this show is an exciting opportunity. Original and framed paintings will include varied subject matter such as “Mr. Goodwin’s Fiddle,” “Pink Before the Storm,” a single leaf titled “Dancing on Ice,” additional still life, landscapes and even a train painting that measures approximately 3 feet by 4 feet.
Complimenting his exhibit of original paintings, this collection will include both limited edition and open edition prints. Motorcycle drawings from artwork Ken has on display in motorcycle museums in Colorado and California, will also be available. For only two years, Ken created detailed woodcarvings of birds, which will also be part of this exhibit. Each carving received ribbons at shows and competitions in Northern New England.
And to top it all off, Ken is a musician. He is currently a member of the award winning bluegrass band “Katahdin Valley Boys.” In 2012, The Maine Country Music Association named Ken and his wife Jane “Vocal Duo of the Year.” That same year, he was inducted into the Maine Country Music Hall of Fame.
Exhibit runs until February 19th at the Gallery at School Street Picture Framing 33 School Street Brewer, Maine (207) 991-9889.