A master of two mediums, Claudia L. Brookes has been a full time artist for the past 11 years, after working for many years in the medical publishing industry. She paints in both watercolor and oil, and since 2007 has specialized in competitive plein air landscape oil painting. Brookes has been juried into 9 plein air competitions, including Easton Plein Air (2009 & 2008), Paint Annapolis (2009, 2008 & 2007), and Wayne, PA (2009). Typically working with an alla prima ("all-at-one-go" ) approach, her confident, exciting brushwork and impressionist style are easily recognizable, and she has won a number of awards for her work. Although landscapes remain her favorite subject, she is also known for her large watercolors of horse racing scenes, as well coastal and maritime subjects. She paints landscapes wherever she travels, including the Eastern shore, Mexico,the Carribean, Maine, and Colorado. Claudia Brookes is a Signature Member and board member of the Baltimore Watercolor Society, and artist member of Maryland Federation of Art, and has currently met eligibility requirements for Signature Artist status in the Mid-Atlantic Plein Air Painters Association.