Brooke Rogers grew up the son of a preacher in Ocean City, a barrier island off the coast of Maryland. His father’s church was located right in the middle of this often raucous party town. The contrast was formative. After college in suburban Chicago, he studied with Abstract Expressionist, Grace Hartigan, at the Maryland Institute, College of Art. He stayed on in Baltimore for a time, teaching at MICA. Later, Brooke moved back to the beach. He and his wife, Dawn, now live in the house he grew up in. He has exhibited his work in Washington DC, Baltimore, Philadelphia, New York and elsewhere on the East Coast. A solo show of his work was featured at the Academy Art Museum in Easton, MD in 2016.