About Zoe Brooke
Zoe lives in Portsmouth, NH with her lovely husband, Russell, and their precocious felines, Milo & Clementine. Captivated by the timelessness and serenity of the painting process she paints nearly every day, continually working to grow her skills and to deepen her connection with her work and the beauty that inspires it.
A self-taught and somewhat lawless artist, Zoe is deeply intrigued by the magic and dexterity of color and paints with a playful exuberance and bold expressionism that pulls her passion and personality into her art. She believes in constantly re-exploring the bounds of what her work can do, as well as cultivating the curiosity and bravery required to expand her creativity and seek out new ideas, concepts, and methods in all things.
Last year, Zoe was diagnosed with a rare genetic eye disease that is progressively eroding her vision. While the prognosis is unclear and varies from person to person, it is likely she will eventually lose most of her central and color vision and may even lose her ability to paint altogether. In the meantime though, her plan is simple: seek out, revel in, and actively create as many wild, daring, and beautiful things as she possibly can.
With a love for a large variety of subjects, Zoe's paintings range from human and animal portraiture to landscape compilations and vibrant still life interpretations. Her art won a handful of awards last year, including Best in Show at the Seacoast Artist Association's "Reflections" exhibit and First Place in Acrylic Works at the Greeley Park Art Show.
Her work can be found in various galleries around New England, several private collections, as well as a variety of shows and festivals throughout the year.