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Keira Knightley
oil on canvas
3 x 3'

Adam Brooks, all rights reserved.

Second Place Award - Power of the Portrait 2007, Artrom.com

Adam Brooks paints portraits of family, friends and pop stars with a sure hand and an audacious sense of color. He invents unexpected, unpredictable colors and places them next to each other, like the ghastly greens in the winning painting that is tempered with the soft pink pastels and the siena of the shadowing. Somehow it all works and the result is striking and at times disconcerting. His technique is less a blending and scumbling than a laying down of sections of unified colors that react with each other, allowing the viewer to do the mixing. The rather large scale of the paintings add to the power.
- Artrom.com