***Artprize10*** - My story of being an artist began in October of 1973, the day I was born. From some of my earliest memories I recall painting, drawing, creating things from other things. My thoughts always seemed to be working out of some different box. Maybe that's why when I was growing up, I faired so poorly as a student in school. My mother would say that I was quiet and shy, content with playing by myself. That creative gene stuck with me all through grade school, high school and into college where I would earn my Bachelors degree in Fine Art from Western Michigan University. From there my life long career as an artist would truly begin. From running my own studio/gallery in London, Ontario to my award winning commissioned Artwork, the life lessons and obstacles of an artist have been challenging yet rewarding. -----------------------/--/-/--/-------/---------------///-///----------------------------------- ***Artprize8*** - My story of Victory begins with a prayer sent out to the universe... "I am ready to be used as the tool, that I was intended to be." An Artist. I have always been a creative person. I graduated from Western Michigan University with a Bachelors in Fine Art. Afterward, when I returned to my homeland of Canada with a mastery of oil painting, I was co-founder of the Studio of Modern Graffiti. A residence and gallery for several talented artists. Tossed about by circumstance I ventured to Colorado, where I met my wife, Elizabeth. Like most people with an artistic side, I held down a "real job" to maintain a home and family. After ten years at a job that took its physical toll on my body, with an employer who let all employees know that they were replaceable. I recognized that it was time for the universe to hear my prayer. Searching for possible new employment on Craigslist, I came across a curious ad. "Looking for an Artist who can build sculptures from chair parts." With no blue print for construction and being given 100% artistic licence, this was to be one of the most challenging and rewarding experiences of my life. And to take on a full time "job" as an artist, was a prayer and a dream come true. Never has the world seen chair art, taken to this magnitude. These 'Paladins of Pieces' stand in such grandeur, that I have witnessed people dissolve into tears. Overwhelmed by the shear energy that these peaceful figures emit. The soldiers of "Victory" are here to help the people of this world, rise up in unison. Una faccia, Una razza - One face, one race.
Brian's ArtPrize Entries
These are Brian's official ArtPrize entries from this year and past years.
Brian's Past Work
These are images of past work that Brian has done.