Brian retired from the University of Guelph (veterinary medicine and agriculture) in 2001 and relocated to Comox B.C., on Vancouver Island. In 2004 he began his study with acclaimed artists in Canada and the US. In 2007 he invested in full time study at the Jeffrey Watts Atelier in California, drawing and painting from life. He continues today to study with exceptional artists.
He paints full time in oils and acrylics. His interests are the Canadian landscape, including painting on location (plein air), and figurative studies. He has won competitions and awards for both his studio and plein air paintings.
Brian’s paintings have been featured in Arabella Magazine, South West Art Magazine and Plein Air Magazine’s Plein Air Today. He is also featured in the North Light Books: The Best of Acrylic Painters, 2014 and 2015.
His paintings have sold across Canada, and internationally. He is represented by galleries in BC, Alberta and Ontario.
Brian and his wife Cathy share their time between Courtenay BC. and Collingwood Ontario.