Brian is fascinated by painted surfaces and the exploration of time and experience through the layering of paint, colour and texture. He is unswerving in his desire to express some of the actual properties inherent to oil paint as a medium in its own right, exploring the pull and push between the artist’s level of control and the paint’s intrinsic qualities. He never scrapes paint off, it’s all about the considered application of paint, one layer at a time. Each series of treatments, conducted over many months, reveals surprising and unexpected moments.
It was in 2010, that Brian became a full-time artist. Prior to this he worked as a Senior Lecturer in Art Education at LSU College of Higher Education and the University of Chichester. This followed his time in Primary Education specialising in Art & Design. He originally studied at King Alfred’s College, Winchester where he graduated in 1985 with a First Class Honours Degree in Art & Education. He also completed a post-graduate year of study in 1990 at Dartington College of Arts in Devon. Brian returned to his home county of Derbyshire in 2014 setting up his home and studio in the High Peak.