Shackile Brooks (b. 1995) Since childhood, Shackile has had a defining interest in art, originally focusing in the areas of graphic and tattoo style drawings. In high school he extended his use of materials and artistic remit through the use of colour to create artworks that expressed his feelings and imagination. He enrolled in the Ani Art Academy program in 2012. For him it was a truly life-changing move, not only for the incredible skills taught there, but also for the development of creative passion within. The course has enabled him to push open the door into other genres, including landscape, portrait and still life. He is dedicated to his further development, excited at what he has achieved, and looks forward to what is to come in his creative journey ahead.