Charles Philip Brooks
Vashon Island , WA
About Charles Philip Brooks
b.1978 Charles Philip Brooks, born in North Carolina, studied in New England in the studio of highly respected Boston School authority Paul Ingbretson and with the renowned American Barbizon painter Dennis Sheehan. He is widely known for his evocative Tonalist landscapes. His early work incorporates elements of impressionism and firmly rooted in the American Barbizon tradition, as established by such artists as George Inness, Alexander Wyant, Bruce Crane, John Francis Murphy, Dwight William Tryon, and North Carolina's own Elliott Daingerfield. Further influences include the painters Eugene Boudin and Charles -Francois Daubigny, as well as the many other masters of the French Barbizon School. His recent works include paintings, drawings, prints, and sculptures reflecting a highly emotive and personal approach, informed by a deep reverence for the history of art. Artist' Statement On Painting The tradition of Tonalist painting is one of intimate and nuance-filled art. The aim of my predecessors has been to reach ever-heightening subtleties of form through the poetic rendering of nature. In this spirit, my work is a continuation of a century-old tradition of American landscape painting. Many of my paintings reflect humble subjects, which I return to often and work from with great care. My interest lies in landscapes that remain largely untouched by modern development, but instead preserve the quiet aspects of the natural world. I paint the landscape of North Carolina because it is natural for a painter of landscapes to admire familiar places and to make them the foundation of his work. Charles Philip Brooks
Studied with Dennis Sheehan b. 1950 and Paul Ingbretson b. 1949 in New Hampshire
2009-2012 Artist in Residence at Imperial Centre for the Arts and Sciences
Lead Instructor at Imperial Centre Painting Studio
2012 Artist in Residence at Maria V. Howard center
2012 North Carolina Pastoral, 16 Patton Gallery, Ashville, NC
2011 Vow Of Silence: New Paintings, Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, Raleigh, NC
2010 Chase the Pale Moonlight,12 12 Gallery, Richmond, VA
2009 Contemporary Tonalism, North Carolina Wesleyan College, Rocky Mount, NC
Timbre Of Silence, 12 12 Gallery, Richmond, VA
North Carolina Twilight, Kinston Arts Center, Kinston, NC
2008 Prose, Poetry, and Painting, 12 12 Gallery, Richmond, VA
North Carolina Tonalist, Wisconsin Union Gallery, Madison, WI
2007 Nocturnes, 12 12 Gallery, Richmond, VA
2006 Southern Romantic, 12 12 Gallery, Richmond, VA
Recent Tonalist Paintings, 12 12 Gallery, Richmond, VA
2005 Gray Skies and Golden Glazes, Café Gutenberg, Richmond, VA
2004 Charles Philip Brooks: Spring Showing, Thompson Gallery, Raleigh, NC
2002 Charles Philip Brooks: Prints and Drawings, Cardinal Gallery, Raleigh, NC
The Tradition of American Barbizon, Cardinal Gallery, Raleigh, NC
2001 Deep Woods and Dark Glades, Cardinal Gallery, Raleigh, NC
1999 Holiday Exhibition, Historic Tucker House, Raleigh, NC
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2012 You and I, Ignition Gallery, Vashon, WA (with Anelecia Hannah)
2011 100 Under 1000, Lee Hansley Gallery, Raleigh, NC
2010 Ex Libris - Contemporary Bookplate Design, Kinston Arts Center, Kinston, NC (co-curator)
2009 Metamorphosis Project, Artspace, Richmond, VA
and Kinston Arts Center, Kinston, NC
(travelling exhibition with Richard T. Scott, Adam R. Miller, and Jonathan Matthews)
2007 Nocturnes: Divergent Visions, 12 12 Gallery, Richmond, VA (with Chris Semtner)
Mid-Atlantic Group, Art Works, Richmond, VA (with Jason Arkles, Lee Johnson, and Henry Wingate)
2006 Small Works Exhibition, 12 12 Gallery, Richmond, VA
Richmond Invitational Exhibition, 12 12 Gallery, Richmond, VA
Life Passages, Spartanburg Museum of Art, Spartanburg, SC (with Jason Arkles, Lee Johnson, and Henry Wingate)
2005 2nd Annual Holiday Exhibition, West End Gallery, Winston-Salem, NC
Day after Thanksgiving Show, Art Works, Richmond, VA
Brooks, George Bramhall, and Shawn Hennesy, William Ris Galleries, Stone Harbor, NJ
5th Annual Small Works Show, Horizon Fine Art, Jackson, WY
American Society of Interior Designers, Historic Heck-Andrews House, Raleigh, NC
2004 Students of Charles Philip Brooks, Grace Street Studio, Richmond, VA
Grace Street Studio, Richmond, VA (with Jason Arkles)
Artista Vista, I. Pinckney Simons Gallery, Columbia, SC
4th Annual Small Works Show, Horizon Fine Art, Jackson, WY
American Impressionism: Then and Now, Blue Hill Bay Gallery, Blue Hill Bay, ME
2003 Vista Lights, I. Pinckney Simons Gallery, Columbia, SC
It’s a Small World, Horizon Fine Art, Jackson, WY
2002 Paintings, Glenwood 20 Gallery, Raleigh, NC (with Dan Helgemo)
Poetic Landscapes, Gace Li Wang Gallery, Raleigh, NC (with Cheryl Sweeney)
2000 North Carolina Association of Educators, Raleigh, NC
1997 Yellow, Lump Gallery, Raleigh, NC
2012 "'The Tailored Atelier': Painting with Charles Philip Brooks." The Vashon Loop, October 31, 2012.
"IGNITION Gallery 'You and I: Anelecia Hannah and Charles Philip Brooks.'” The Vashon Loop, June 7, 2012. p 13.
Shepherd, Elizabeth. "First Friday: Enjoy a grand opening, gourds, paintings on silk and more." Vashon-Maury Island
Beachcomber, May 29, 2012.
2011 Donahue, T.S. “Rocky Mount’s Centre of Attention,” artsee Magazine, July / Aug. 2011.
2009 McFarland, Laura. “Painting is Only Part of New Art Program,” Rocky Mount Telegram, 15 Jan, 2009.
2006 Basseches, Professor K. B. “The Eyeful: Considering Realism,” Richmond.com, April 2006.
“Spartanburg County Museum of Art in Spartanburg, SC, Offers New Exhibits,” Carolina Arts, April 2006.
2005 Magher, Maria. “Surry Arts Council Names Winners,” The Mount Airy News, 9 April, 2005.