About the Artist:
Brian grew up on a farm near Lindsay Ontario, and started drawing at an early age. He and his wife Marie have gone camping across Canada, and have canoed and kayaked around Ontario, especially near their cottage in the Haliburton Highlands. These experiences, along with travel across Europe, the U.S., and New Zealand, have fostered a love of the Landscape. While in Europe, Brian has visited Art Museums in London, Paris, Amsterdam, and Vienna.
In 2008, Brian completed the Certificate in Visual Arts at the Haliburton School of the Arts (part of Fleming College). This required the completion of 14 courses, including: Drawing, Painting, Drawing and Painting of the Model, Design, Colour, Art History, and Abstraction. In addition to the certificate program, he has taken other courses at the Haliburton School of the Arts. This includes Portrait Sketching, Portrait Painting, Drawing with Ink and Colour, and Acrylics-Fast and Forgiving. He has also taken Drawing and Painting courses at Mohawk College, and cartooning at the Dundas Valley School of Art. Following graduation from the Haliburton School of the Arts, Brian was selected as the representative of the College’s Visual Arts Program at the “One of a Kind” Show in Toronto, which is the largest Arts and Craft Show in Canada. This involved putting together a show of Brian’s Art and explaining the program to prospective students and those with a general interest. Brian is a member of the Haliburton Arts Council, and a member of Arts Hamilton. In addition to his Art, he is involved in several volunteer positions, primarily in Healthcare.
About His Art:
Brian’s paintings reflect his desire to draw, and to work with light and shadow. Most of his paintings are acrylic on canvas. He occasionally does some black and white paintings, which utilize pen and ink as well as acrylic washes. Brian produces paintings on regular canvas, which are framed; he also works on gallery size canvas, which are unframed. Although most of Brian’s paintings can be classified as classical landscape, he also does portraits, objects of fancy (eg. – Picasso Piano), and some figurative landscape.
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