Art on Art Series: Studio visit with Jay Brooks

Topic: Art On Art: Studio Visit with Jay Brooks
Time: May 5, 2020 12:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Welcome to the Art on Art series from HPAC LIVE FROM HOME where artists interview artists in their studios and chat about their work, process and life during the Covid 19 pandemic. This week Ellyane Hutchihnson will visit Jay Brooks.  Join us each week for another Art on Art series.

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At the young age of 14, Jay Brooks began painting journey under the plein air instruction of Charles Movalli.
In 1988, Brooks received his B.F.A. from Carnegie-Mellon University and in 1990 he received his M.F.A. from Columbia University.
Jay Brooks currently resides in Callicoon, NY and shows at the River Gallery in Narrowsburg, NY.

In 2001, Brooks entered the Arts for the Parks competition in Jackson Hole, Wyoming and had four paintings in the top 100. In the fall of 2017, Brooks was a participant in the Cape Ann Plein Air competition and Plein Air Easton 2018, where he received an honorable mention for the quick draw competition. At the Adirondack Plein Air Festival in August, 2018, Brooks received the following awards: Saranac Lake Chamber of Commerce Award, Artists Choice Award, and First Place. Jay Brooks also participated in Cape Ann Plein Air 2018 and 2019. Brooks is a member of the Salmagundi Club in New York City where he shows regularly.

Teaching art has also been a big part of Brooks’ life. He has been an art instructor at the high school in Monticello, NY for the last 25 years.
Brooks would like to pass the torch of making art to his students so they can keep the tradition of painting and drawing alive.