Brooke Borcherding is an
emerging landscape artist living and
working in Seattle, WA. Brooke focuses
on painting from life and transforming studies into larger studio pieces in a
style she calls her “deconstructions”.
Originating from Southern California
and now the Pacific Northwest, Brooke has always been drawn to the things that surround her where she lives – first the palm trees, then the fields, and now the city and water. She took her easel outdoors for the first time in 2009, observing and learning from both nature and her plein air painting peers while earning a BFA from the University of Oregon in 2010.
Brooke considers herself largely self-taught in landscape painting
because she deviated from the academic/theoretical program that was taught in college. This direction was fueled by her need to express what is real and everyday, and embrace the often overlooked beauty that is right in front of us. Beauty is the driving force behind all of her work, whether it is traditional or deconstructive.
Brooke has been experimenting with a painting style that focuses on
abstractly deconstructing images to create an a new experience for
the viewer. Her traditional plein air approach to painting provides her with a foundation of color and composition. She then builds a painting by assembling bits and pieces, finding order in the chaos to re-form what can be identified as a place. Her goal is to create an engaging visual scene that takes the viewer deep into space and dances between the real and the inevitable unreal of paint on canvas