Peter Brooke


The images I create depict places that are drawn entirely from memory and experience. I am interested in the subtle interplay found between the imagined and the real. My works are meant to act as windows, something to look through and contemplate. Each has its own travelogue. Consequently, they are as much landscapes of the mind, as they are physical representations.


August 3 - 6, 2017

Seattle Art Fair
CenturyLink Field Event Center
(WaMu Theater)
1000 Occidental Ave S.
Seattle, WA 98134

July 28-Sept 10, 2017

Big Town Galleries
Peter Brooke: Land, sea and sky
Opening reception: July 29, 3-6 pm
Vergennes, VT 05491


Peter Brooke deftly creates both riveting detail and ethereal fog in his gorgeous landscapes. Remarkably, from a distance these oil paintings resemble photographs. Brooke loads them with linseed oil to lend them a glassy surface. Up close, though, they are not realistic at all-the brushstrokes, scratches, smudges, and stuffs are brilliantly in evidence.

Brooke’s ability to evoke minutely concrete landscape and the peculiar qualities of light in moisture plays with our sense of space: paintings can turn quickly from the delightful and grounding peculiarity of texture to a sense of dissolution in the fog. His landscapes become mirrors of human consciousness filled with moments of being lost, followed by moments of being found.

—Cait McQuaid, The Boston Globe

Peter Brooke’s Ethereal Paintings Strike a Balance Between Landscape and Dreamscape

Neither wholly idealized landscapes, nor entirely fabricated dreamscapes, Peter Brooke’s oil-on-panel vistas, on view now at Boston’s Gallery Naga in “Darkness and Wonder,” precariously negotiate the slippery boundaries between the real and the hyperreal.

—Artsy Magazine

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Art Notes: Pomfret’s Peter Brooke Paints From Memory

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