C. Brooks is a pencil artist generalising mainly in animals, both domestic
and wildlife, buildings and transportation subject matter. He was born
in Kent and attended Brighton College of Art & Design. He is an experienced
and accomplished artist which has evolved over the past three decades.
started his career as a graphic designer in the field of promotion and
advertising, and the latter years of him being a graphic designer were
spent working in the 'rock and pop' industry.
launched the company ACB Arts in 2001 and it is based in Sandhurst,
Berkshire, England. Pencil drawing is a specialist skill, and he captures
the varying tones of lead, and displays the depth and intricacies of
a subject. He works with keen attention to detail to ensure accurate
'true to life' portrayals.
has not only a strong passion for the protection of elephants and otters,
but also an interest in architecture. This has lead to an enthusiasm
to capture the mixture of elegance and strength; the styles in which
buildings have been designed and constructed, showing the overall appearance
and character on paper with his pencils.
many other artists seem to concentrate on drawing animals, domestic
but particularly wildlife, Andrew has a tendency to focus on various
styles of building. Whilst visiting mainland Spain for the first time,
during April 2003, he experinced an amazing 'inspiration' and 'enthusiasm'.
motivation for me was very strong indeed, an incredible passionate
feeling from within, occurred while sitting on a terrace of the
villa Carmen Santa Ana, Granada, looking across the narrow valley
at all the various shapes and forms of villas, churches and plants
scenarios such as this, because of that inner feeling, that I
feel I create my better and more exceptional pieces of work."
2003 Andrew became a member
of the Fine Art Trade Guild.
order to complement distinctive pencil drawings they should be mounted
and framed professionally, to provide that final finishing touch. Andrew
has established a very good working relationship with a local framer,
Hall GCF Adv. and Hannah Birtwhistle GCF of Fringe Arts continually
strive to achieve a high level of workmanship. They undertake to advise
and frame at a level appropriate to the artwork provided, and both of
them are members of the Fine Art Trade Guild.
2004 Fringe Arts entered two framing competitions held by the Fine Art
Trade Guild, and they won both categories. An excellent achievement!
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