Five incredible new paintings have arrived at A Banks Gallery from Montana artist Brooke Wetzel.
"Sun River Cruise" by Brooke Wetzel, 12 x 16 Inches, oil on canvas.
Brooke Wetzel is a Montana contemporary oil painter of landscape and mood. Her artistic process began in childhood while spending time trying to emulate her father’s artistic skill and admiring the work of her great uncles who were illustrators for Walt Disney Studios. Now her primary source of inspiration for her richly diverse subject matter comes from her time exploring the great outdoors, particularly the mountain lakes and rivers of the Pacific Northwest. Her art is characterized by luminous contrasting color, mood, and reflection.
At a young age Brooke gained recognition with her art. Participating in mural paintings, having selected work in a Smithsonian Museum Tour, and placing in an American Patriotic art scholarship program were a few notable learning experiences for her early on. In 2013 Brooke joined the Montana Arts Council’s MAP program where she gained marketing and business tools that have contributed to her success. MAP has offered a hands-on experience for Brooke who was selected to go on the Tour of Excellence to Jackson, WY.
She has exhibited her work in solo shows along with several group exhibitions including the Traveling The West Art Show and Sale in Dallas, TX, The Out West Art Show, and The Russell: An Exhibition and Sale to Benefit the C.M. Russell Museum in Great Falls, MT.
Her art work is in many private residencies throughout the U.S. Brooke has spent a substantial amount of time learning independently and mentoring with other artists. She has worked considerably with accomplished western artist, Gary Lynn Roberts.
Brooke makes continuous efforts to grow in her artistic skill. Her ultimate goal is to reflect the love and peace of God through her work.