I paint landscape, still life, figurative, and abstract works. To my eyes and in my mind, the paintings are all very different from each other yet connected, springing from the same inspirations, impulses, and interests. I love oils, watercolors, and mixed media. I love trees, shadows, the shapes that both nature and people create. For the past several years, I have been consciously exploring the syntheses that painting can provide among sensations, intellectual pursuits, memory, humor, and the impulse to find meaning. At other times, of course, I paint for the joy of working with colors, shapes, and various media. I am immensely intrigued and awed by the power of a successfully created work.
Irena Ursula Brokas Chambers was born in Alvitas, Lithuania, came to the United States as a child and grew up in Brooklyn, New York and Detroit, Michigan. Her interest in the fine arts comes from a family background rich in those talents and pursuits. She holds graduate degrees in the humanities Her formal art education comes from various art schools, including the Corcoran Art School, the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, and the Art League in Alexandria, Virginia. Irena Chambers works in a variety of media (oils, watercolor,mixed and other media) and subjects including landscapes, still life and florals, as well as figurative and abstract paintings. Her work has been exhibited in numerous group and solo shows and her work is in private collections in the Washington, D.C. area, New York, California, New Mexico, Michigan, Pennsylvania, as well as abroad.