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Contemporary Female Artist Brooke Walker-Knoblich with Sylvia Painting in Florence
Brooke Walker-Knoblich Contemporary Female Artist in Florence
Self Portrait by Figurative Painter Brooke Walker-Knoblich  Candle Light
Parklane Gallery, Kirkland WA
Nov. 9 through Dec. 31 2022

In 2016 Brooke relocated to Portland, Oregon to pursue her career as a full-time professional artist. Brooke paints portaits on commission and teaches private classes in her art studio.

2022. "Featured Artist Exhibition of 18 paintings" Sparrow Gallery, Sacramento, CA.

2020. "Celebrating Women: 100th Anniversary of Women's Constitutional Right to Vote." Sparrow Gallery, Sacramento, CA.

2019. "From the Mountains to the Sea: Oregon Landscapes" Sisters in the Pearl, Portland, OR.

2018. Curated Exhibit of 2 Artists," Gallery at Cerulean, Portland, OR.

2018. "Portrait Connection's Inaugural Event," Layor Art, Bend, OR.

2018. "Au Naturel  12th Annual" International Juried Exhibition. Royal Nebeker Gallery, Astoria, OR.

2018. Honorable Mention "21st Juried Art Show," Schack Art Center, Everett, WA.

2017. "Texas National 2017" Juried Group Show, SFASU, Nacogdoches, TX

2017. "Artworks Northwest 2017" Juried Group Show, Umpqua Valley Arts Association,  Roseburg, OR.

2017. "Curious Gallery PDX" Juried Group Show, Crowne Plaza Hotel, Portland, OR

2016. "Willamette Valley Lavender Paint Out" Juried Group Show, Chehalem Cultural Center, Newberg, OR

2015. "6 Squared" Juried Group Show, Randy Higbee Gallery, Costa Mesa, CA

2015 "Where the Wild Things Are," Juried Group Show, Sacramento Fine Arts Center, Carmichael, CA

2014 "Annual Crocker Fine Art Auction," Crocker Museum, Sacramento, CA

2014 “Valona Paint Out,” Juried Group Show Epperson Gallery, Valona, CA

2014 Award of Merit. “Inner Views,” Juried Group Show Sacramento Fine Arts Center, Carmichael, CA

2014 “Expressions West,” National Juried Exhibition, Coos Art Museum, Coos Bay, OR

2014 “Retrospective: A Decade of Oils,” Solo Show Capital Art Works Studio & Gallery, Sacramento, CA

2013. “KVIE Art Auction,” Juried Group Show and Auction Benefit, Sacramento, CA

2013 “Magic of Music,” Sacramento Youth Symphony benefit, Scottish Rite Center, Sacramento, CA

2013 “Alla Prima,” Solo Show, Tim Collom Gallery, Sacramento, CA

2012 Award of Merit. California State Fair, Sacramento, CA

2012 “Painting the Present,” Solo Show, Union Hall Gallery, Sacramento, CA

2012 “Musicians of Midtown,” Solo Show, Twenty-One-Ten Gallery, Sacramento, CA

2011 “Portraits of Place,” Solo Show. International House, Davis, CA

2011 “Chasing the Light,” Solo Show. MAIYA Gallery, Sacramento, CA

2010 "Streets of Midtown," Solo Show. Beatnik Gallery, Sacramento, CA

2009 Award of Merit. California State Fair, Sacramento, CA

2008 “The Art of Music Juried Exhibition,” Mills Pond House Gallery, St. James, NY

2008 "Circling the Globe Through Women’s Lives,"  Mills Pond House Gallery, St. James, NY

2008 Award of Merit. "Faces X Juried Online International Art Exhibition," Upstream People Gallery, Omaha, NE

2007 Award of Honor. "Contemporary Women," Juried Exhibition, Chico Art Center, Chico, CA

2007 Residents Choice Award of Excellence ” VMRC’s 4th Annual Juried Art Exhibition,” Park Gables Gallery, Harrisonburg, VA

2007 Award of Merit. “Offspring National Juried Exhibition,” 21st Century Art, Broadway, VA

2007 Award of Excellence. “Englewood Arts National Juried Art Show,” Englewood Cultural Arts Center, Englewood, CO

2007 “The Language of Portraits", Debut Solo Show, Language World Cultural Center, Carmichael, CA

2006  Award of Excellence. “4th Annual Color  International Art Exhibition,” Upstream People Gallery, Omaha, NE

Brooke Walker-Knoblich is a contemporary female artist and figurative painter. As a Pacific Northwest artist, she creates dozens of paintings per year for students, galleries,  and collectors nationwide. Brooke is inspired by classical realism and alla prima forms of expression. She combines techniques from multiple periods of art history to infuse her paintings with luminous color and brushwork.




In 2003, Brooke Walker-Knoblich studied abroad in Paris, France. From a small studio in the 12th arrondisment, she learned to grind and mull her own paints, cure linseed oil, and make gesso from a 15th Century recipe. She learned about the glazing techniques of the Renaissance painters and then created a copy of her own in the Louvre Museum. Years later, Brooke would return to Europe for a workshop at the Florence Academy of Art to paint a live model under the tutelage of Stephen Bauman.

In 2001, Brooke Walker-Knoblich received a scholarship to attend Revelle, the liberal arts college at UC San Diego. After earning a BA in 2005, Brooke developed her first serious body of work and began exhibiting paintings in juried shows across the USA. Her 30x24" painting "Self Portrait by Candlelight" (left) represents the height of Brooke's early, photorealistic painting style. 

In 2008, Brooke moved to Sacramento, CA and created several bodies of work inspired by the region. Her Responding to Rivers, Streets of Midtown, and Musicians of Midtown series all received critical acclaim in the local news.  


Inspired by classical Greek metopes and friezes, this collection of oil paintings is an ode to history and a contemporary allegory. Based on real artifacts, Brooke created a tromp l'oeil illusion of stone ravaged by time with oils on a cradled wood surface. There are four 48x72" oil paintings in this series, including a 18 foot- long triptych.