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Please browse my online shop. I have just added Cheri Rol's Signature brush line, and you might be interested in taking an online course with me.
Oil Painting Expressions is launching its fourth online course, Oil Painting Expressions Session Four. I am teaching Cheri's Vase, pictured here. Join me and 7 other teachers to learn how to paint these 8 beautiful designs, all in oils. Your subscription also includes the Oil Basics Brush Ups Series for beginner oil and accomplished oil painters alike. Topics covered in the Oil Basics Brush Ups include surface preparation, blending, leaves, twigs, fruit, flower petals, shapes, gold leafing, varnishing, and more. As a subscriber to the course you will have access to all of the lesson files and videos until February 1, 2018.
Hi, I am Robyn Brooks and I live in the beautiful harbor city of Sydney, Australia, where I was born and raised. I have a daughter and son and they are both married to wonderful partners. I am also blessed with 4 beautiful grandsons and 1 adorable granddaughter. Fortunately both families live nearby.
I have always had a passion for drawing and painting. After leaving school I studied ceramics and became a potter.
In 1985 I discovered the world of decorative painting. It was known as Folk Art here in Australia. My initial painting was in acrylics. I have also done some color pencil work.
I joined the Society of Decorative Painters in 1990 and attended my first convention in 1995. This introduced me to so many opportunities. I have made many friends and have been very fortunate to be able to visit the USA 2 or 3 times each year for the past 20 years or so.
I became a Certified Decorative Artist in 2004 in the stroke category.
I am a published artist and have a home studio. My other passion is sailing. I have a 34ft. yacht in partnership with two friends and together we participate in races on Sydney harbor.
I have studied extensively under Mary Jo Leisure MDA, Cheri Rol MDA, Michael Fulton MDA, Peggy Stodgill MDA Kerry Smith MDA, Mary Gibilisco, CDA BFA, Ann Kingslan MDA and many others.
I visit the US on a regular basis to catch up with friends and paint in Cheri Rol’s studio.
Cheri's Vase by Robyn Brooks
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If you enjoy decorative art, learning new painting techniques and reading about what other decorative artists are doing, consider joining the Society of Decorative Painters. For more information write to: SDP, 393 McLean Blvd., Wichita, KS 67203 or visit their website www.decorativepainters.org.