Brooke Knaus's artwork is so appealing... we want to buy it and then furnish an entire room around it. Read on to learn more about the enchanting (inside and out) Brooke Knaus.
I live with my husband Chad and two children: my son Kipling (age 2) and daughter Vivienne Mae (age 2 months) on a beautiful street in the heart of Charlotte, NC.
I’ve been painting my entire life, but only began selling about 3 years ago.
There isn’t really a “spark” that came for me. I’ve always been drawn to the arts. My mother is an artist who would paint on scraps of blue slate and wood. I grew up watching her work, and it was second nature to paint alongside her. My grownup version of that is painting still. It’s like breathing to me – I can’t imagine I’d survive long without doing it.
I love having the opportunity to export what’s in my head onto canvas. There aren’t any rules I have to follow, just instinct. That’s a very freeing place to operate from.
I’d like to become a better home cook. In the past year, I’ve started to enjoy time in my kitchen. My favorite part is the presentation: the table setting, the candles, the flowers, the music. I love how it all comes together with a great meal. It’s a little like painting in a way – a vision that goes from brain space to real life with a little creativity and time.
I make sure I create a life that’s attractive to me by cultivating an environment I enjoy. That could be just lighting a candle for a good smell, or baking something because the process is soothing, or trading in a scratchy bathrobe for something softer. Those are all little forms of self care that keep my soul thriving.
Comparison is the thief of joy. When I was starting out, I would look at artists I admired and think “how do I get that kind of platform, sales, media coverage, etc.?” Once I turned off that noise and focused on my own vision, my product took a turn for the better. Better reception, better sales, better everything.
I’d tell her to switch college majors and take as many art and art history classes as she can! I studied Public Relations in college because I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do with my life. It wasn’t my passion or dream job. I do believe that everything happens for a reason though, and my biggest triumph, my family, is the result of that.
Foe by Ian Reid. It’s a “philosophical suspense story.”
Servant on Apple TV
Estancia VIK in Jose Ignacio, Uruguay
Praying to a God – LUKE Remix
Roast a whole turkey with root vegetables then bring the whole platter to the table. It’s impressive to serve and ridiculously easy to make.
Lunya washable silk pajamas
SkinCeuticals C E Ferulic
Glossier Brow Flick in Blonde
“Once I turned off that noise and focused on my own vision, my product took a turn for the better. Better reception, better sales, better everything.”