10th Annual Art Show October 2017- artist biographies

Ed Brooks – Dallas Texas
   Edward Brooks is a retired architect living in Dallas. During his career he designed medical research and teaching laboratories for
The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, The
University of North  Texas Health Science Center in. Fort Worth, and the  Occupational and Environmental Health Laboratories at Brooks Air Force Base in San Antonio.  Additionally, he served as
project manager for the design and construction of a number of hospitals across the United States and in Mexico City.
     He has had a lifelong interest in photography. It has been said that
art is just the exploration of different manner of seeing or expressing images, or ideas. Taking a photograph and reversing the image produces a “ghostly” or other worldly image dramatically
different from the reality  we are programmed to see every day.
They generate a different emotional response from the normal
     I find that experimenting with negative imagery produces some
fascinating photographs.   I began experimenting with this approach
in the 60’s in  Germany long before digital technology insinuated itself into  photography.
     I was limited to  black and white photography and  darkroom
process.   Digital photography has greatly  uncomplicated the
process and allowed the production of color images.  I have not
manipulated these images from the original other than the normal
minor cropping or brightness and contrast adjustments.   These
images have been taken in travels around the world as well as locally.
Julie Shunick Brown
Dallas, Texas

Julie Shunick Brown is an abstract painter exploring color and spatial relationships and the reality not seen visually.  She is currently painting primarily in acrylic.

A native of Nevada, Julie grew up in Virginia near Washington, D.C., where she studied at The Corcoran School of Art.  She graduated with honors from Arizona State University, Tempe, with a B.F.A. in Interior Design.  After working as a designer and a long career with Procter and Gamble, Julie has returned to painting and drawing full time.  Her studio is in the historic Continental Gin Building in Deep Ellum, Dallas.  Her paintings can be found in many private collections throughout the U.S.

Philmore Peterson V

Dallas, Texas


Philmore Peterson

Philmore Peterson V is a painter and mixed media artist living and working in Dallas, Texas.

Born and raised in Dallas, Peterson had his first solo exhibition, titled Revelations in Oil, at the Dallas Convention Center, in 2001, when he was 14 years old.

Peterson holds a BFA from The University of the Arts and an MFA from The Ohio State University, both with a focus in Painting and Drawing.

Peterson’s awards and honors include the NAACP Juanita Jewel Craft Community Service Award, The Presidential Scholarship and The Viola Foulke Scholarship from The University of the Arts, and The Ohio State University Fellowship Award. His work is included in the collections of Dupree Gallery (Philadelphia) and has also been featured in Columbus Alive, Rolling Out Magazine, & UWeekly.

Peterson has exhibited his work in Dallas (TX), Philadelphia, Columbus (OH), Chicago, and New York City.  Peterson is currently operating out of his studio based in Dallas.