Jim Brooksher, Artist

"Cloud Gate - Chicago's Bean"

"Road Less Traveled"  Watercolor

Artist's Mission Statement

   In my work I transform actual places into "romantic settings".   My primary goal in creating my oil and watercolor paintings is to capture the beauty of memorable places, and inspire viewers to visit the depicted locations.

   Sometimes I start painting on location to aid in capturing a specific mood.  My paintings of lighthouses, cityscapes, country barns and mountain scenes are either developed from initial drawings,  rough paintings done on location, or from multiple photographs.

 "Cubs Win It All!"  Limited Edition Reproductions available... Two sizes        Call  847-223-1317 

"Maligne Lake Alberta"  Watercolor

  2017 Art Shows/Events

Landscape paintings in traditional oil and transparent watercolor

June 24th   -  "Grayslake Arts Festival"

    Whitney & Center Streets,  3 blocks West

    of Route 83, in Grayslake     10 -5pm


7/01- 7/28 - One Man Show-Jack Benny Center

​   Bowen Park, 39 Benny Way, Waukegan, IL


7/29 & 7/30 - "Glenview Outdoor Art Fair"

    Lyons School grounds, Route 43 & Lake St

      Sat. - 10am- 5pm    Sun. - 10am- 4pm


8/5 & 8/6  - "Adler Festival of the Arts"

     Cook Park, West of Route 21, in 

     Libertyville, IL        10 - 5pm each day


8/12 & 8/13  "Art In the Park" 1 block South

    of Route 50 (Main St.), off Center Street, in

    Lake Geneva, WI  10 am - 5 pm each day


8/27  -  "A Walk In the Park"  North School         Park , 410 N. Arlington Heights Rd.  

       Arlington Heights,  10 am - 5 pm


9/3 & 9/4 -  "Art Fair on the Square"

  Market Square, Lake Forest, IL

    10 am - 5 pm each day


9/9 & 9/10  "Mundelein Art Festival"

   Just East of route 45, South of Division, next

   to McDonalds,  10am - 5pm each day