Show Notes

In today’s interview, you’ll get to hear from American Painter and Author Kimberly Brooks.

If you've ever wondered whether oil painting is possible without using solvents like turpentine or even the still unhealthy "Odorless" mineral spirits (OMS) without resorting to water-miscible oil paints, the answer is a resounding YES.

Kimberly takes a deep and scientific dive into the science of oil painting in her new and very important book, "The New Oil Painting."

I'm convinced THIS book should be required reading in art schools. 

Kimberly is not only an engaging author, she's a successful international artist in her worn right. Check out the interview and learn more about Kimberly's book in the podcast or video, and art through the links on this page.

As always, I'd love to hear what you think.

Until next time,

Go make something.

Kimberly's Bio

Throughout her thirty-year career, Brooks has focused on the medium of oil with occasional integrations of gold and silver leaf.  in 2008, Brooks started to feel increasingly suspicious about the fumes she inhaled as a part of her practice.  Coinciding with modern science and historical manuscripts, Brooks created an ultimate guide for oil painters illuminating why solvents aren’t necessary and included them in her hugely popular new book “The New Oil Painting” published by Chronicle Books

Brooks' work has been the subject of several books including Brazen: A Painting and Poetry Collection and Fever Dreams. Brooks speaks about her work, creativity to schools, museums, Tedx, and was recently a featured artist for the National Endowment for the Arts. Brooks conducts workshops at institutions online via her acclaimed artist program. She lives and works in Los Angeles. Learn at

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