Following her dreams

Art by Brooke Hume. Image Supplied


Brooke Hume has returned to her old stomping ground. She left New Zealand at the young age of 18, heading to Murray Bridge, a small town about an hour east of Adelaide. After four years holding down jobs as a sales rep and an online Etsy store owner, Brooke decided that it was time to study art and design, something she has always wanted to do.

Initially wanting to stay where she was, Brooke was shocked and annoyed to discover that attending college in Australia is outrageously (and perhaps unfairly) expensive for a born and bred Kiwi. Determined to follow her dreams, coming back to Nelson was perceived to be the most logical move and Brooke is happy with the decision. Apart from making more financial sense, Brooke now finds herself less than ten minutes from the beach and surrounded by a positive supporting family.


Being surrounded by the right people is indeed very important to Brooke. She strongly believes that the most successful and content strive to follow their dreams and associate themselves with others whom have a positive outlook and are never put off by apparent obstacles. Brooke is fortunate to be back in the presence of her mum, perhaps the most influential person in her life. Brooke’s mum has always been there for her, introducing her to the world of art and encouraging her to read, draw and lead by example.

Brooke is open to new ideas and is driven by random bursts of inspiration (she can find small pieces of inspiration anywhere). She has an eclectic, ever changing taste in music (currently a fan of the late 1990s & early 2000s era), is a self-confessed bookworm and is keen to explore the world further, especially Rome, a destination where she can absorb a plethora of cultural and architectural history.


Gazing into a crystal ball, Brooke sees herself returning to Adelaide to be with her partner. She is undecided on her exact career path, but foresees herself working as a graphic designer while gradually transitioning into becoming a published author and illustrator. Brooke aspires to write like her favourite novelist, Sarah Jane Maas. Perhaps in the not too distant future, Brooke’s artwork and writings will parallel the rich imagery and concepts prevalent in Maas’ Throne of Glass series.

Brooke certainly has the right attitude to achieve great success in whatever area of art and design she ends up in. One can sense that 2019 is going to be a good year for her and she is excited by the many learning opportunities she will encounter along the way.

To check out what artistic endeavours Brooke is up to, head over to her blog page ‘Daydream Believer’.