Intrigued with light on form, color, atmosphere and composition
The array of colors and values that the human eye can perceive is amazing. The inspiration and hopes that mankind will take more time to notice and appreciate the beauty of things in everyday life, is in each of his works. Whether it is a piece of fruit in a basket or a sunset casting a long shadow of a tree across the snow, there is beauty everywhere and Brian enjoys the art of capturing it in his "snapshots" of life. Brian first started working with pastel while attending his undergraduate work at the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design. He concentrates on pastel painting of landscapes as well as still life and portraits. He is influenced by many styles and periods of art including impressionism, and draws inspiration from the likes of Wyeth, Degas, and Sargent. Brian is a Signature Member of the Pastel Society of America, Chicago Pastel Painters, Midwest Pastel Society, and the Great Lakes Pastel Society. He is a Prismacolor Advisory Council member and his work graced the pages of Pastel Journal Magazine many times over. Brian lives with his wife and two Children in Palatine, Illinois.