Brooke Bailey

Bio : Brooke Bailey was born in Houston, Texas and began studying art at the School of Visual Arts, New York and went on to study painting at the New York Studio School and art history at Hunter College. After school she lived and worked in Naples, Italy and Berlin, Germany and has shown her work nationally and internationally. Currently she is based in Houston.

Artist Statement: My work is about empathy.  The silent film actress Louise Brooks once said, “The great art of films does not consist of descriptive movement of face and body but in the movement of thought and soul, transmitted in a kind of intense isolation.”  I am searching for the emotional and spiritual essence of my characters.   My most recent paintings are illustrations for a dark fairytale called Golden Walker (written by my sister and myself) about how a broken heart can consume the whole world.

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photograph by Alison Pruitt