Community Arts Initiative

Current Exhibit: Geoff Dutton


Artist Statement
I have been creating artwork for more than 20 years and have learned many different styles of drawing and painting. I started with realism and ventured to portraiture. From there, began the dabbling with color and advancing my way into markers. I found enjoyment and challenge with the blending of the colors and creating dark, contrasting images.
If I could classify my style I would say it is realism meets surrealism meets modern. I have found a style within my marker artwork I could not achieve with pencil or paint.
I am always up for a challenge so ask me about any commissioned pieces!
To learn more about Geoff and his work, visit his Etsy shop, follow him on Instagram or send him an email.
Instagram: @geoffscolorcreations


About the Community Arts Initiative

The mission of the Community Arts Initiative is to promote art, stimulate discussion and build community. The initiative was inspired by the local artists’ community who approached the Library with the idea of exhibiting local artists’ works, as is commonplace in public libraries everywhere. 

How to be considered

Artists interested in exhibiting at the Brookfield Public Library are invited to submit an application to Library Director Kimberly Coughran or to Community Arts Initiative Liaison Jason Michael West. Interested applicants should print and complete the Display and Exhibit Application form. Applications should include 3 to 5 high quality jpeg images, an artist bio, and a link to the artist’s website (if applicable). Applications will be accepted throughout the year and will be evaluated on a first come, first served basis. Due to the Library’s limited space, only 2-dimensional art works may be exhibited.  Accepted entries will be exhibited for a period of 8 weeks.

For more information on the Brookfield Public Library, or the new Community Arts Initiative, please contact Library Director Kimberly Coughran at 708-485-6917.




LuEllen Joy Miller Giera

Art by Geoff Dutton