Brooke Chapman - Artist - Fine Art - Landscapes - Waterscapes - Modern Art

Brooke Chapman

Photo of Brooke in her rose garden

Brooke Chapman


My work is an examination of what it is that defines the visible world; the subtleties of form, space, atmosphere, color, light and energy. I am searching for a deeper visual experience, where the ordinary becomes the extraordinary.

My earliest memories of childhood are intertwined with images of the landscape. From majestic mountain vistas in Austria, to light playing on the surface of the Long Island Sound on an autumn evening, to magnificent sunrises and sunsets that fill me with reverent awe.

One of my main objectives as a realist painter is to not only convey scientific truth, but to also capture the poetic nuances of the seemingly common and familiar scenes found in nature. My approach, style, and handling of subject matter are grounded in the strengths of tradition, and at the same time blended with a view of the natural world from a contemporary perspective. What I am trying here is to take a closer look.

The landscape is a constant source of renewal, it sets me free, and gives me a much needed sense of balance, a feeling that the earth is young again; an optimistic vision we can carry into the distant future.


Brooke Rea Chapman



Shows and Exhibitions

2008
Hernandez Contemporary Fine Art, Scottsdale, Az.
Vault Gallery, Cambria, Ca.
2007
Hernandez Contemporary Fine Art, Scottsdale, Az.
2003
Vault Gallery, Cambria, Ca.
2002
Vault Gallery, Cambria, Ca.
Hubert Gallery, Madison Ave., N.Y.
2001
Hubert Gallery, Madison Ave., N.Y.
Two Man Show, Summerwood Winery, Paso Robles, Ca.
2000
Light and Shadow; Lizan Tops Gallery, N.Y.
The Painted Gift, Hubert Gallery, N.Y.
1999
Down By The Sea, Lizan Tops Gallery, N.Y.
Queen of the Rosary Church, Invitational Auction, Bridgehampton, N.Y.
Hubert Gallery, Madison Ave., N.Y.
A Gathering of Artists, Bridgehampton, N.Y.
Sixth Annual Long Island Landscape Exhibit, Lizan Tops Gallery, N.Y.
1998
Fifth Annual Long Island Landscape Exhibit, Lizan Tops Gallery, N.Y.
Queen of the Rosary Church, Invitational Auction, Bridgehampton, N.Y.
A Gathering of Artists, Bridgehampton, N.Y.
The Painted Gift, Hubert Gallery, N.Y.
Lizan Tops Gallery, N.Y.
1997
Spring in a New Light, Lizan Tops Gallery, N.Y.
Bruce Lewin Gallery, Prince St., N.Y.
Landscapes and Gardens, One Man Show, Molloy College, N.Y.
Fourth Annual Long Island Landscape Exhibit, Lizan Tops Gallery, N.Y.
The Painted Gift, Hubert Gallery, N.Y.
1996
Martha Lincoln Gallery, Vero Beach, Florida
Bruce Lewin Gallery, N.Y.
Joanne Chappel Gallery, San Francisco, Ca., Pastel Society Of America National Exhibition, *Best In Show Award
"Beyond The Limits", Long Island Juried Show, N.Y.
Third Annual Long Island Landscape Exhibit, Lizan Tops Gallery, N.Y.
Hubert Gallery, N.Y.
1995
Winter Show, Martha Lincoln Gallery, Florida
Landscape, Vered Gallery, N.Y.
Windsor Gallery, Woodstock, Vermont
"Flower Paintings", Lizan Tops Gallery, N.Y.
Mark Humphrey Gallery, Southampton, N.Y.
"Sun and Sea", Lizan Tops Gallery, N.Y.
Second Annual Long Island Landscape Exhibit, Lizan Tops Gallery, N.Y.
"Light and Shadow", Lizan Tops Gallery, N.Y.
Martha Lincoln Gallery, Vero Beach, Florida
1994
"Flowers" Clark and Company, Washington DC
"Living With Art", Vered Gallery, Easthampton, N.Y.
"Landscape Today: East End Views", Guild Hall Museum Of Art, Easthampton, N.Y.
"The Vered Flower Show", Vered Gallery, Easthampton, N.Y.
1993
"Gardens and Seascapes", Vered Gallery, Easthampton, N.Y.
"Holiday Celebration", Vered Gallery, Easthampton, N.Y.
"Summer", Windsor Gallery, Woodstock, Vermont
Guild Hall Studio Tour, Guild Hall Museum Of Art, Easthampton, N.Y.
Southampton Cultural Society Studio Tour, Southampton, N.Y.
Stonybrook Museum Studio Tour, Stonybrook, N.Y.
1992
"Very American", Vered Gallery, Easthampton, N.Y.
Martha Lincoln Gallery, Vero Beach, Florida
"Holiday", Windsor Gallery, Woodstock, Vermont
1991
"Spring", Windsor Gallery, Woodstock, Vermont
"Artist's Birdhouses", Vered Gallery, Easthampton, N.Y.
"Landscapes", Vered Gallery, Easthampton, N.Y.

EDUCATION
1974-1976 Bard College
1972-1974 University of New Mexico



Selected Reviews

Leah Etling, "Raising The Bar", Feature Article, The Tribune, San Luis Obispo, Ca., March 2008
Robert Long, Perspectives: "2 Shows Worth Traveling To See", Southampton Press, 1998
Phyllis Braff, "The World Of Landscapes", New York Times, 1997
"Contemporary Landscape", Southampton Press, 1997
Marion Wolberg Weiss, "Art Commentary", Dan’s Papers, 1997
Rose C.S. Slivka, "From The Studio", East Hampton Star, May,1997
Renee Dahl, Lizan Tops Gallery: "Spring In New Light", Artspeak, N.Y., May,1997
Robert Long, "Perspectives: Two Timely Shows", Southampton Press, 1996
Rose C.S. Slivka, "Long Island Landscape", East Hampton Star, 1996
Rose C.S. Slivka, "From The Studio, Vered Gallery Review", East Hampton Star, 1995
Gillian Goya, Casa & Decoracao Magazine, Portugal, 1995
Architectural Digest Magazine, Feature Article, 1994
Photo of Brooke and her husband Robert

Brooke Chapman


I suppose I could say that having come from a long lineage of distinct individuals, many of whom were fiercely independent, my course was set. There may or may not be such a thing as predestiny, whatever the case, I was sure to not choose the middle road.

The path I would pursue encompassed many strong directions that all contain the element of unwavering dedication. I am part of three generations of competitive horsewomen. Horses are my passion. I am passionate about all animals. I began riding at age four, and continue my lifelong commitment to my horses. Another major direction originated early on. In the ninth grade I was the first female student allowed to enroll in woodworking shop. This eventually led to a professional career as a cabinetmaker that spanned more than eighteen years.

It was through a common interest in wood that I met my husband of more than twenty years, Robert Chapman. An accomplished painter, sculptor, and designer, he is also my confidant, my best and worst critic. He was my inspiration to begin my parallel career as a painter, which has become my primary focus. We are very fortunate to share so many similar interests, all of which make for a wonderfully rich living environment full of creativity and beauty.

Together we spent many years on the east end of Long Island, NY, surrounded not only by pristine natural landscape, but also by some of the best artists this country has produced. Consequently, my work ethic was influenced by the highest set of standards put forth by those around me. This solid foundation was brought with us when we moved to California in 2000, and is something that will sustain us, even while living somewhat remotely in the country on our horse ranch we now call home.


Brooke Rea Chapman

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