Date: Wed, 15th Apr – Mon, 15th June 2015
Duration: 2 months 2 days
Category: Arts / Culture / Theatre
Susan Brooker is an artist and is inspired by graffiti, people and vibrant colours – she will be hosting an exhibition of contemporary portrait paintings of intriguing, beautiful and iconic women. The exhibition is called Ladies in Paint and is organised at the Z Gallery, situated in Four Points by Sheraton on Sheikh Zayed Road.
Her series of paintings showcase femininity by bold and thick, vibrant oils and just a palette knife. She is looking to make a visual impact via her paintings by capturing a portrait in a unique way that stands out.
Susan is inspired by graffiti, people and vibrant colours. In this series of paintings she has depicted femininity by using thick, vibrant oils and just a palette knife. The aim of Susan’s paintings is to make a visual impact by capturing a portrait in a unique way that doesn’t blend into the surroundings.
Susan Brooker hosting an exhibition in Dubai
Susan has exhibited in Dubai and London, and has paintings in private collections in Kuwait, United Arab Emirates, Montenegro, United Kingdom and Belgium.
Brooker has already been part of many group exhibitions and has been appreciated by many art lovers, has been living in Dubai for nine years but began painting just three years ago. “I have been drawing and painting when I was in school but later in life there were many other priorities. Some three years ago, my husband discovered one of my sketch books that revealed my art talent which was hidden till its discovery. That was the point he encouraged me to start painting and always supported me at every step,” she told The media reporters in an exclusive interview on the opening night.
Her work has been mostly portraits of women, especially of prominent personalities who are well-known in their respective fields. She has painted various prominent women including Sophia, Marilyn, Audrey, Twiggy, Kate, Geisha, Akiko, Queen, Indian Beauty and others. A total of 15 portraits have been displayed at the exhibition at a price range between Dhs6,400 to Dhs12,000.
Her paintings show a striking unique face. “The aim of my paintings is to give a visual impact by capturing a portrait in a unique way that does not melt into its surroundings,” she said.
Erik Vedsegaard, General Manager at Four Points by Sheraton, said that they were very excited to have Susan exhibiting her work with them. “The response on the opening of the ‘Ladies In Paint’ exhibition which is her first solo exhibition is remarkable as we at the Z Gallery are planning to bring more contemporary artists to provide our guests a unique blend of art,” he said.
The Z Gallery, located on the first floor of Four Points by Sheraton Sheikh Zayed Road and is open to both guests and visitors and showcases both local and international artists.
For more information please visit www.artbysusanbrooker.com.
Four Points By Sheraton
Sheikh Zayed Road
Dubai – United Arab Emirates.
Tel.: +971 4 323 0333
Fax: +971 4 323 0343
Photo courtesy: www.facebook.com/ArtBySusanBrooker
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