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Suzanne Brooker

SUZANNE BROOKER received her BFA at the California Institute of the Arts in 1979, attended by invitation the Whitney Museum Independent Study program in New York City, and pursued her drawing studies at the School of Visual Arts. In 1990 Brooker returned to the West Coast and studied life drawing with Gary Faigin at the Gage Academy of Art and completed her MFA in figurative painting under Domenic Cretera at California State University, Long Beach. The author of Portrait Painting Atelier (2011), Brooker currently paints and teaches drawing and painting at the Gage Academy.

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The Elements of Landscape Oil Painting
Written by Suzanne Brooker
Watson-Guptill | Hardcover | August 18, 2015
$35.00/41.00(Canada) | 978-0-8041-3755-3 (0-8041-3755-2)

A landscape painting guide for oil painters that breaks landscapes down into component elements from nature, and showcases tools and techniques used by classic and modern oil painters for bringing these scenes to life.
     Landscape painting is one of the most popular subjects for painters working in the medium of oils--from classic... Read more






Portrait Painting Atelier
Written by Suzanne Brooker, Foreword by Domenic Cretara
Watson-Guptill | Hardcover | March 2010
$35.00/43.00(Canada) | 978-0-8230-9927-6 (0-8230-9927-X)

The art of portraiture approached its apex during the sixteenth century in Europe with the discovery of oil painting when the old masters developed and refined techniques that remain unsurpassed to this day. The ascendance of nonrepresentational art in the middle of the twentieth century displaced these venerable skills, especially in... Read more





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