Circle Art Auction 2015 Lot 13 Timothy Brooke

Timothy Brooke (Kenyan, born 1942)
Clouds Over Lolldaiga, 2015
Signed ‘Timothy Brooke’ (lower right)
Oil on canvas mounted on wood
107 x 137 cm

Ksh 700,000-900,000
(US$ 6,365-8,185)
Bought in

Provenance: acquired direct from the artist through One Off Contemporary Art Gallery

Born in England, Timothy Brooke emigrated to Kenya in 1947 with his family. He won a scholarship in 1961 to study art in London where the work of 19th century French impressionists instilled a lasting passion for the potential of paint to capture light.

Brooke spent the following 15 years in Europe, including a decade in Ireland painting rural landscapes. In 1980 he finally returned to Kenya where his vivid paintings, capturing the transformative quality of natural light on the Kenyan landscape, have met with local and international acclaim.

Brooke is represented by One Off Gallery in Nairobi and Gleason Fine Art in Maine, USA, with whom he has successful yearly solo shows. He has also exhibited in the UK, Ireland, Germany and Poland, as well as being represented in public and private collections worldwide.