hidell brooks enjoys helping both individual collectors and corporations form art collections. over the summer we had the opportunity to help blackarch partners in charlotte with their growing art collection. it has been well documented that art in the workplace can have positive psychological effects on the employees.
september 5 – october 31, 2014
i paint personal refuges and interior landscapes - places to visit for solace and sanctuary. much of my work is intuitive. i try to create a connection – however fleeting - between the viewer and the power of landscape, the web of life, the idea of nature itself.
i think about the natural world not as an expendable resource but as a memory of home, the subject of longing and dreams. and i am fascinated by vessels, the egg, the nest, the bowl, the landscape, the sky- the parts of nature that hold and contain, whether natural or man-made. my paintings are also about contrast- the contrast between light and dark, movement and stillness, civilization and wilderness. these have been central themes of my work for many years
my blank canvases are approached without a predefined image and the painting is developed in a slow, organic way. painting in refined layers allows me to explore the narrative and emotional content of each composition over time. using this method, i try to express why a sunset fills us with wonder, why a certain quality of light can make a busy day suddenly still, and why the momentary sound of a bird call can seem - for that instant - like the most important thing in the world.
--david kroll 2014