Brian was born in 1968 in the small town of Bastrop, Texas. His talent was discovered at an early age, and the rural farm life was rich with inspiration. After achieving an art degree in 1992, Brian worked as a graphic designer in Austin. After seven years, he left in pursuit of a fine art career.
Brian's love is the rugged western landscape and it's wildlife. Outdoor studies, en plein air, are essential in helping to recreate natural lighting and atmosphere. Painting in oil, prepared masonite allows a firm surface for full expression. Confident, painterly brushwork is a hallmark. "God's creation and a simpler way of life is my inspiration."
Noted influences on Brian's work include many artists, but the works of painter Ken Carlson influenced Brian early, and he credits Ken for his patient critiques through the years.
Brian lives with his wife and two sons in Frederickburg, Texas. Each summer he takes time to teach art scholarship students at the Museum of Western Art in Kerville, Texas. In 2004, his work was selected for the cover of the August 2004 issue of the International Texas Longhorn Association's magazine, Longhorn Drover, only the second artist to receive such honor. He was commissioned in February 2005 by the National Cattleman's Beef Association to create their commemorative print of the year. Award-winning, he participates in invitational shows throughout the U.S.