Brian retired from the University of Guelph (veterinary medicine ) in 2001 and relocated from Ontario, with his wife Cathy, to Comox B.C., on Vancouver Island.
He began painting seriously in 2004 studying with acclaimed artists in Canada and the US. In 2007, he invested in full time study at the Jeffrey Watts Atelier in Encinitas California, drawing and painting from life. He continues to study with exceptional artists today.
Brian paints full time . His paintings are reflective of his love of the outdoors, agriculture and rural communities. The more he paints the more his work moves towards abstracted impressions of his subjects.
Brian has won numerous competitions and awards for both his studio and plein air paintings in BC. In 2016 in Ontario he was an invited participant in the 50th Anniversary Plein Air Competion at the McMichael Gallery in Kleinburg ( home of the Group of Seven and Tom Thompson) , where his painting won first place.
His work has been sited in Arabella Magazine, in South West Art and in the North Light Books: The Best of Acrylics 2014 , 2015 , 2016 and Plein Air Magazines- Plein Air Today.
His paintings have sold across Canada, and internationally.
Brian is honoured to have been selected into membership of:
Society of Canadian Artists
Federation of Canadian Artists
Ontario Society of Artists
Brian and Cathy share their time between Courtenay BC. (winter months) and Collingwood Ontario (summer months) .