Brook Rosser lives in San Antonio Texas and is a painter and Professor of Communication Design at San Antonio College. Brook received her BFA in Studio Art from the University of Texas at Austin and her MFA in painting and drawing from Texas Tech University. Brook’s paintings and drawings have been exhibited in both group and solo exhibitions as well as juried shows.
Her work has been exhibited at: AnArte Gallery, Carrington/Gallagher Gallery, Blue Star, University Autonoma de Mexico, Southwest School of Arts & Crafts, St. Mary’s University, the Lubbock Fine Arts Center, Texas Tech University, The University of Texas at Tyler, and Arizona State Universities Institute for Humanities and Research. Her work has been acquired for both private and corporate collections such as the University Hospital Health System’s Robert B. Green Research Facility in San Antonio, Texas and the Methodist Hospital in San Antonio.
Brook’s mixed media paintings seek to reflect love, challenges, and dreams, blending both private and mythic images. Her love of folk art and color is evident in her work, which constantly searches out new ways to explore the wonder and enchantment of living.
“Out of the ground the LORD God caused to grow every tree that is pleasing to the sight and good for food; the tree of life also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. “—Genesis 2:9
I am fascinated by the many themes that surround Adam and Eve and the Garden of Eden. “Love in the Garden of Eden,” explores themes of temptation, love and nature. Fanciful trees and other imagery are formed by paint; torn pieces of newspaper, metallic leaf, and other found materials, which are collaged and painted on canvas and plexi glass.
Life is full of temptations, but I seek to explore our ability to overcome life’s challenges through faith, nature and love.