I am currently focused on pastel painting and mixed media/collage. I use imaginative detail, color and pattern to evoke life stories filled with mythical and personal visions that reveal inner hidden narratives.
Through taking and presenting workshops, I have created art in most mediums and styles. However, in every style and medium, I am always concerned with the human story. Of course, the life journey I know best is my own. I revisit my early biographical images to chart my own emotional and mental health healing process, often taking a detour into humorous, ironic or whimsical visual observations.
My commissioned illustrations emerged from my fine art style exploring the inner and outer expressions of my life and what I understand of others’ stories and experiences. My work changed dramatically when Carl Jung & Joseph Campbell sparked my interest in metaphorical images of life's spiritual journey and constant change in all existence.
I confront my habit of isolating through creating connections to and collaborations with artists. Nurturing relationships and artist collaborations are as essential to my mental health as to my creative life.
Through taking and presenting workshops, I have created in most mediums and styles over the years. However, in every style and medium, I am always concerned with human story.
Morgan Brooke graduated in art and English from St. Olaf College and moved to Michigan to teach High School art, then moved to Milwaukee to study intaglio and silkscreen printmaking. She then moved to Minneapolis that has been her home for more than 40 years. For many years she worked as a printmaker. She has shown her intaglio and serigraph prints throughout Minneapolis.
Morgan still does some teaching: leading workshops in papermaking, printing, drawing and creating mandalas from guided meditations. She currently works in painting, collage, mosaics, and digital media. Morgan often joins local life-drawing groups to enrich her drawing styles.
Until she retired and returned to being a full time fine artist, Morgan worked as a graphic design/illustrator and did publication and illustration work for local companies and non-profits. Morgan still loves illustration assignments and enjoys interpreting someone else’s visions and goals.