The Haliburton Highlands have been a part of Brian Wilson’s life for as long as he can remember. While growing up in Lindsay, Ontario he often travelled to the Highlands and has very fond memories of this area. When he began to consider taking art courses at the Fleming College Haliburton School of the Arts, it made sense to purchase a cottage in this familiar area and use it as a base while he furthered his artistic studies. His time in the Haliburton Highlands is only partially responsible for his love of landscapes. Canoeing and kayaking around Ontario along with travel across Europe, the U.S., and New Zealand have all been contributing factors, Brian’s love of art, and landscape, has been further refined by visits to Art Museums in London, Paris, Amsterdam, and Vienna. Brian is a member of the Arts Council~Haliburton Highlands, and a member of Arts Hamilton.
Brian’s completion of the Certificate in Visual Arts at the Fleming College Haliburton School of the Arts, in 2008, was the realization of a long-term goal. Brian can be very proud of the fact that he was selected as the representative of the College’s Visual Arts Program at the “One of a Kind” Show in Toronto. At the show he displayed his art and explained the Haliburton School of the Arts program to prospective students. He has also taken Drawing and Painting courses at Mohawk College, and cartooning at the Dundas Valley School of Art. Check out Brian’s latest work.