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Our 11th Artist to be featured in our Open to Art Series is Tina Brooks. Tina exhibited with us in The Easter Snow Gallery in 2017.
Tina Brooks lives and works in Strandhill, Co. Sligo. Her works have been purchased by Sligo Institute of Technology and The Office of Public Works and can be found in several collections throughout Germany, England, America, Canada and Ireland.
“My paintings are based on observations of Strandhill peninsula and its weather. Studio Paintings are not pre-planned. I use a method of laying down and scraping off paint. Each layer and brush mark, informs the next. I repeat this layering and rejecting until I can locate myself and recognize the place and its weather. These paintings are an emotional response by me to environment and place. For centuries landscape artists have looked to nature to better understand the mysteries of life, our relationship with nature and the human condition. Given our current position in the 21st century - climate change, global warming and capitalism's clamour for global resources - I feel the subject matter is more urgent than ever.”
Since exhibiting in The Easter Snow Gallery in 2017 I went on to win The Hamilton Gallery Award at Cairde Festival 2018 and was invited to have a solo exhibition "Tidal" at the Hamilton Gallery in July 2019. I have participated in numerous group shows since then including King House Boyle for the Boyle Arts Festival, Nineteen Hundred and Nineteen an exhibition organised and curated by Martina Hamilton, a travelling exhibition that went to Berlin, US, Dublin and Sligo. I was delighted to exhibit in Japan with curator and Gallerist Kyoko Hunter at The Tir na Nog Gallery Tokyo. My most recent group exhibition is 2020 Vision at The Hamilton Gallery Sligo. Upcoming shows include "Among School Children" a group exhibition based on the Yeats poem of the same name again at The Hamilton Gallery due to run in June this year.
Image may contain: water, outdoor and nature
Image may contain: ocean, outdoor, water and nature