TRUDY BROOKS - ARTIST'S PAGE
Following a presentation of her artistic journey at our AGM in January 2020, ex-Millmerranite Trudy Brooks (pictured here with husband Ian) gifted the Millmerran Community Art Gallery with this beautiful water-colour painting of All Saint's Church, Yandilla.
Trudy was feature artist in the Kenneth Macqueen Foyer at Millmerran Library for December 2019 and
January 2020. Exhibits below.
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TRUDY BROOKS -BIO
Trudy Brooks lived in Millmerran, with her husband and two sons in the 1980s. Her husband, Ian was principal of the Millmerran State School and well as president of the Millmerran Arts Council.
During her time in Millmerran Trudy, enjoyed painting with fellow local arts Vivienne Heckles and Ann Armstrong. She attended workshops held by the Flying Art Alliance and the University of Southern Queensland. She won several prizes at both the Millmerran and Pittsworth shows. These prizes included the Wyn Saal trophy for best local artwork. Trudy’s paintings of local scenes were popular and some may still be hanging in homes in the district.
Since leaving Millmerran when her husband was transferred, Trudy has continued with her art. At present she is a member of the Redcliffe Art Society, The Bribie Island Community Art Centre as well as the Dayboro Art Gallery where she regularly exhibits her art. For the last two years, Trudy has been tutoring watercolour for the Redcliffe Art Society.
Over the years Trudy has expanded the range of media that she uses in her work. As well as oils, acrylics and watercolour she now produces works using mixed media, alcohol inks as well as digital art.
Trudy’s recent achievements include being a finalist in both the Moreton Bay Regional Art Awards in 2016, 2017 and 2018 and the Stanthorpe Art Festival in 2016 and 2018. She has also received prizes in the Redcliffe Art Society’s Exhibition of Excellence. She has recently had her work exhibited at the Dayboro Gallery, the Redcliffe Art Gallery, the Bribie island Gallery, the Art Haus in Maleny, the Toowoomba Grammar School Art exhibition and the Downlands Art Exhibition.
You can see some of Trudy’s work on her facebook page called “Trudy Brooks Art”