Local Artist creates “Color Historic Jacksonville”

Anne Brooke, a Jacksonville artist, has published a coloring book with images of Jacksonville.  The idea for the book came out of discussions for creating sketches of local buildings and attractions for use in printed and online materials used to promote Jacksonville.  Anne took on the challenge and one of the end results is a great Jacksonville momento,

“Color Historic Jacksonville” is 8 1/2” by 8 1/2”, and can be colored with your choice of colored pencil, crayon, marker or oil pastel.  The book costs $19.95 and is now available at Art Presence Art Center, Jacksonville Visitor Information Center, Rebel Heart Books and Scheffel’s Toys & More. All proceeds from the sale of “Color Historic Jacksonville” benefit Art Presence Art Center.

Art Presence Art Center is a consortium of artists working in many media.  It is located at 206 North Fifth Street in Jacksonville, Oregon, on the grounds of the historic Courthouse. Gallery is open every Friday – Sunday from 11am – 5pm.

Anne Brooke has a degree in art and is a member of the Watercolor Society of Oregon. Her award-winning paintings have been displayed in Oregon, California, and Nevada. She is noted for her drawing skills and vibrant use of color.

She enjoys painting landscapes, still-lifes, and figures. She has also done numerous commissions, which often include her calligraphy. Anne has taught drawing and watercolor for 15 years, helping to develop many prize-winning artists. Using a limited palette and value study of subject, she begins her pieces with an under-painting, developing a unique style.  For more information about Anne go to:  www.brookewatercolor.com

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