Bauhaus Prairie Art Gallery

Celebrating the modernity of creative contemporary and traditional art through online art competition

Dorothy Brooks

Fourth Place

Dorothy Brooks

Dorothy Brooks


Oil on canvas , 24" x 30"

Sale Price $1675



I was born in the state of Washington, one of the most beautiful places in the continental United States. Most of my formative years were spent growing up on the east coast, during a time when the diversity of life and culture changed at a very fast pace. I began my fascination with art, at an early age during my first class trip to the National Museum of Art. While standing in the corridor, I was so overwhelmed with a multitude of feelings, right then I decided there was only one thing important enough to be in my life, and that was an artist. I wanted to help others feel what I had when viewing the work. I began drawing in pencil at seven, and at the age of 12 I was working with oils. I have tried other mediums over the years and recognized that oils were my one true love. It is a medium with great flexibility and life that speaks deeply to me.