Brook Noel, Milwaukee, Wisconsin Member Since August 2008 Artist Statement Welcome! Thanks for taking the time to stop by and explore my gallery.
I am an author by trade and have written over 20 books but have been raised painting and practicing art. I grew up with my wonderful mom in a single parent home and she made her living for many years as a watercolor artist.
In 2005 I began incorporating some of my love of art into a product line I founded, Make Today Matter. (www.maketodaymatter.net) I created a series of journals and inspirational cards, affirmation cards, calendars and more using some of my painting and mixed media work and also digital techniques. I also created a line of greeting cards.
I love trying new techniques and am fascinated by textures and embellishments and most recently trying to capture emotions through different techniques and color. It seems life has so many lessons and twists and turns and I have become drawn to the concept of painting what I feel on the inside and not what I see on the outside (the Galleries "Emotions" and "Explorations" are examples).
I just discovered this site in late August 2008 and am such a fan. I love to relax in the evening by just clicking through the galleries and looking at all the incredible talent here.