Following a B.A. in Fine Art at Portsmouth, Brian was awarded a travel scholarship to the USA, where he gained his Masters Degree at the University of Eastern Illinois.
On his return to England, he lived in London where he painted and exhibited. He has had many exhibitions and his paintings are in collections as far afield as New Zealand and the U.S.A. He now lives and works by the sea in Kent.
Brian has said ‘My paintings are very much influenced and affected by my love of painting, particularly Post War British and American Abstraction. I start a painting by applying paint at random. Initially the painting itself dictates its own direction, until form is found and a painting is ‘born’, often, but not always, of an image remembered, it might be a landscape, an interior or a still-life. As I paint, I try to reduce and simplify the image to capture and convey the mood or atmosphere it created.’
The vigorous compositions of colour and light that result create a very real sense of space. Brian’s paintings can be seen as celebrations of colour which are both decorative and sensual. Colours glow and sing with a vibrancy and sensuality that become expressions of the joy of life.