I'm Brooke Schmidt, and I've always been an artist and loved the outdoors. My husband Tim is a nurse and together we live in the woods in an old farmhouse in pennsylvania with our little son Cedar, our dogs, Donovan and Lucy, our cat Mimi, a big garden, a small canoe, and a number of visiting bossy and noisy hummingbirds.
When I walk, I look for birds' eggshells and snakeskins and feathers. I collect pyrex, painted japanese teapots, hand-carved wooden animals and embroideries of birds. I listen to books on cd read by british readers. At night I often find myself walking outside to check on the stars. I keep lists of the books I read, bake often, and grow hops, beets, lavender and many thymes in our garden, among the flowers.
We camp often, hike oftener, and sometimes make the dogs carry books in their backpacks when they are too spunky to be believed (or kept up with.)
I work in a little studio in my backyard with a round woven rug on the floor, the cat at my side and a mess underfoot. My degree is in painting but I mainly work nowadays on my works on paper, sewn collages, and sculptures from unusual materials (feathers, thread, cocoons, resin, beeswax.)
I love what I do. I write a little more about my artwork here, and have given a few interviews which are found here.
email me at flypeterfly at hotmail dot com
my work with Getty
words to shoot by