S. Brooke Anderson
S. Brooke Anderson was born in Vancouver, British Columbia and raised in the southern California desert. Both of these very different landscapes—the rainforest and the desert—find expression in her paintings. Anderson began painting at the age of six with her mother, also an artist, who inspired her love of shape and colour. After returning to Canada to study fine arts, Anderson worked for a major airline carrier, which enabled her to travel widely throughout the world to pursue her interest in art, literature, and painting. The subtle beauty of Japanese art enticed Anderson to immerse herself in Japanese culture and study shodo (Japanese calligraphy) for several years. These cultural influences emerge in her work on many different levels. She paints full-time and resides in Vancouver with her two daughters.