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 rain forest and the desert find expression in her work today. Brooke began painting at the age of six with her mother, also an artist, who inspired her love of color, form and theory. After returning to British Columbia to study Fine Arts at Notre Dame University in Nelson, Brooke traveled widely throughout the world continuing her study of painting. The subtle beauty of Japanese art enticed her 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.

Her recent exhibition at The Japanese Overseas Migration Museum in Yokohama, Japan was the first time the Museum juxtaposed their historical collection with contemporary art. S.Brooke Anderson paints full time, and resides in Vancouver, British Columbia.


2000-2002 Studied under renowned Filipino
artist Sym Mendoza, Richmond, B.C.
1996-1998 Japanese Calligraphy Study
Kyoto, Japan
1984-1986 Laguna Beach, California
Portraiture study
1972-1975 Notre Dame University
Nelson, B.C.
Fine Arts Program

Group Exhibitions

2007 "Resonance" - Elliott Louis Gallery, Vancouver