Saturday, 12 April 2014

Manhattan Dream at Gallery In3Arts

Facebook page of Galerie In3Arts

6:30pm tonight opens my 8 week exhibition 

at the galerie 


13 Place des Armes

The image is taken from their facebook page.

Thursday, 10 April 2014

Parisian Waiters from Le Select

Deux Gars
oil on linen 80x101cm
This is unfinished but you get the picture, right? 

The title is Deux Gars because the French cut off all these words like garçons, ordinateur, publicité... Hey les gars? What's up? looking at your ordi?  What's the pub?  (pub is pronounced like boob.)

The photo for this comes from Le Select on boulevard de Montparnasse.  It's one of the famous literary cafés in Paris.

Come see this painting at the Grand Marché d'Art Contemporain at the Bastille in Paris from May 1-5. Stand 102 is mine.   

Monday, 7 April 2014

The Chef

I Am The Chef

50x50 cm oil on canvas

This painting will be on display at 
the Grand Marché d'art Contemporain - GMAC Bastille, Paris
from 1-5 May
Stand 102
if you'd like an invitation please contact me

Thursday, 3 April 2014

another stolen painting

Yes another painting has been stolen, this is the fourth and one of my all time favourites

Anyone see it please contact me.  It seems to have disappeared from Ivry before I moved ateliers ...

This painting has been shown in several galleries in France and in Belgium.
It is an oil on canvas size 80x80 cm.  The stretcherbars are 4cm thick and painting goes around the sides.  Dated on back 2009.  Signature on back "brooksby" and on front lower left.

Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Fresh Pressed Juice

Jus Pressé
70x50cm oil on canvas

I tried to change my style and paint on white canvas but it just doesn't suit me.  So this painting is a mixture  of smearing, veiling and alla prima.  Someone told me that the shirt of the man is too evident.  That is exactly my intent. I'm pretty happy.  

The cafe is on the corner of rue Saint Placide and rue de Cherche Midi in the 6th.  I have to go by and thank the owner for letting me photograph them at work.  Surely the waiter will recognize himself.  

The same person who commented on the shirt also said that the eyes of the waiter should have looked direclty at the viewer.  But that doesn't work in this kind of painting.  The figures if front-on must blend, therefore the waiter's eyes are less evident than the white shirt.

This is part of the new series that will hang in my stand n 102 at the GMAC Bastille from 1-4 May
I love Paris!