Brooke Wetzel is a Montana contemporary oil painter of landscape and mood. Her artistic process began in childhood while spending time trying to emulate her father’s artistic skill and admiring the work of her great uncles who were illustrators for Walt Disney Studios. Now her primary source of inspiration for her richly diverse subject matter comes from her time exploring the great outdoors, particularly the mountain lakes and rivers of the Pacific Northwest. Her art is characterized by luminous contrasting color, mood, and reflection.
At a young age Brooke gained recognition with her art. Participating in mural paintings, having selected work in a Smithsonian Museum Tour, and placing in an American Patriotic art scholarship program were a few notable learning experiences for her. In February of 2013 Brooke joined the Montana Arts Council’s Montana Artrepreneur Program where she has developed the marketing and business tools that have led to her success in the business of art. MAP has offered a hands-on experience for Brooke who was selected to go on the Tour of Excellence to Jackson, WY
She has exhibited her work in solo shows along with several group exhibitions including the Traveling The West Art Show and Sale in Dallas, TX and in March, 2016 will show in The Russell: An Exhibition and Sale to Benefit the C.M. Russell Museum in Great Falls, MT.