Brooke Major - American contemporary artist

American born artist from Atlanta, Géorgia, USA.

Brooke Major has been living and working in France for the past 20 years. As a child, Brooke has always been top of her class in drawing and painting, as well as an avid equestrian. She moved initially to Paris to study political science at an American university, but felt herself drawn more towards the arts and followed auditing classes at the Beaux Arts school in Paris. Her political science studies led her to work for over a year and a half as an intern at the US Embassy in Paris. Following her two childhood passions, art and horses, Brooke moved to Normandy and started her dream of breeding showjumpers and set up her art studio in a grain loft in a 16th century castle dwelling. Brooke has recently decided to invest all of her time in her artwork as the demand for international exhibitions are growing. Brooke sculpts oil paint, challenging both techniques of painting and sculpting and exemplifying light and shadow. She chooses all of her subjects from her childhood experiences: travelling, horses and architecture.

Artist Statement:

Whenever someone one tells you something is impossible, the word possible seems to take up the most letters of this word. Prove the opposite, for opposites attracts the opposing.

Expositions et representation par galeristes

  • Jeanne Chisholm Fine Art, Wellington, Florida
  • Sedgewick Gallery, Atlanta Ga
  • Anne Jacobs Fine Art, Highlands NC
  • Sala de Fruits, atelier à Barfleur
  • Paul Robinson fine art, Atlanta Ga
  • Momus Art Gallery, Atlanta, GA
  • La Galerie de Tourgeville, Tourgeville, France
  • Galerie Annie Wable, Lille, France
  • Galerie Art Espace 83, La Rochelle, France
  • The Artists Galerie, Arcachon, France
  • Zee Art, Strasbourg, France
  • Hotel de Monteffard, Sees, France
  • Grand Marche d’Art Contemporain (GMAC) Paris, France
  • Galerie Art Espace 83, La Rochelle, France
  • Art Anima, Paris & Caen, France
  • Univers’Art, Le Mans, France
  • Galerie Univers des peintres, Honfleur, France
  • Galerie Marine, Honfleur, France
  • Be you Art Show, Menton, France 2017
  • Salon des Artistes Francais, Grand Palais, Paris, France Feb 2018
  • Salon Rene Clement Bayer March 2018
  • Bartfleur April 2018
  • Galerie Rob van Rijn, Maastricht Holland May-June 2018
Past expositions included:
  • Chateaux and historical landmark exhibitions
  • Chateau de Creully, Creully, France
  • Chateau de Martinvast, Martinvast, France
  • Chateau de Fomtaine Henry, Fontaine Henry, France
  • Monastery of Deux Jumeaux, Deux Jumeaux, France
  • Notre Dame de Portbail, Portbail, France
  • Chapelle Saint Nicolas, Argentan, France
  • Chateau d’Isigny, Isigny s/ Mer
  • Chateau de Torigni, Torigni sur Vire, France
Auction houses:
  • Rossini, Druout, Paris, France
  • Artcurial, Deauville, France

Awards and prizes Bronze Medal, Salon des Independants:

Argentiere la Bessee, France 2007
Silver Medal, Salon des Independants, Thonon les Bains, France 2008
Gold Medal, Arts Inter, Lyon, France 2009
Young Talent Prize, Aigle de Nice, Menton, France 2010
Prix du Salon, Salon de l’art contemporain de La Rochelle 2012
Prix du Jury category: painting, Artfest, Clayton Georgia, USA 2017
Honorable mention, ADAP, Atlanta Hartsfield Jackson Airport 2017
Grand Prize of the Salon, Salon Rene Clement Bayer 2018