Brooke Anderson was born in Vancouver, British Columbia and raised in the southern California desert. Both of these very different landscapes—the rain forest and the desert—find expression in her work today. Brooke began painting at the age of six with her mother, also an artist, who inspired her love of shape and color. After returning to Canada to study Fine Arts, Brooke worked for a major airline carrier enabling her to travel widely throughout the world pursuing her interest in art, literature and painting. The subtle beauty of Japanese art enticed Brooke to immerse herself in Japanese culture, and study shodo (Japanese calligraphy) for several years. These cultural influences emerge in her work on many different levels. She paints full time, and resides in Vancouver, British Columbia, with her two daughters.