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Angie Brooksby considers herself as a contemporary realist painter. Contemporary realism, starting in the 1970’s, is a North American style which follows the American realists of the early 1900’s. However, the twenty years Angie Brooksby lived and painted in Tuscany made her paintings unique. The Tuscan colorists, in particular Llewlyn Lloyd, inspired in Angie Brooksby a desire to paint differently from what she had learnt at the Beaux Arts. Equally important to her technique is the theory of Michel Eugene Chevreul: the simultaneous contrast of colors.