Exploring the physicality of paint and surface textures, Dr Terri Brooks formally investigates natural mark making. With a leanness of technique and an innate feeling for surface textures, Brooks utilises her materials to produce rich and complex works that speak of creating art out of something humble and ordinary. Brooks states of her practice ‘My current challenge as an artist is to make paintings via the simplest means possible. Over time the content of my works has reduced so they are now mostly constructed with fundamental elements - black, white, dot and line, horizontals and verticals.’
Brooks has held over twenty solo exhibitions and has participated in shows in the US, UK, Germany, Hong Kong and New Zealand. She has been selected several times as a finalist for the Fleurieu Art Prize and the Tattersall’s Landscape Art Prize, and finalist in the Kedumba Drawing Award and Alice Prize. She was awarded a BP Acquisitive Award in 1992 and an Australia Council Grant in 1991. Her work is held in the collections of the Neubrandenburg Museum Germany, Macquarie Group Collection, Westpac Bank, Albert Tucker Collection, BHP Ltd and many other corporate collections, as well as numerous private collections in Australia, the United States, England, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands and Hong Kong. For over ten years her works have been sought by leading interior designers and architects to enhance exclusive and award winning interiors.