Brian studied graphic design and photography at Dundee’s Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design. After graduating in 1980 he worked as a Senior Graphic Designer in the public sector for over 30 years.
Now working as an artist, designer and photographer, he curates and installs art exhibitions for North Ayrshire Council in their arts, heritage and conference centres on a freelance basis.
As an exhibiting visual artist his most recent solo exhibition was held in both the Harbour Arts Centre, Irvine (2016) and Patriothall Gallery, Edinburgh (2017). ‘Light Years’ was the culmination of his years of work in exploring images from behind the lens, and was primarily a celebration of his recent experimental work. There are recurring themes informing much of Brian’s wider work as a painter and designer – water, weather and texture are explored in more and more abstract ways. This has now developed further into new projects dealing with the study of movement. The submitted work is an example of trying to catch the dynamism of the human form in a series of quickly drawn figures that try and capture the fluidity of movement.
In a career spanning over 40 years his images have appeared in countless exhibitions and he has recently featured in the Scottish Portrait Awards in both 2018 and 2019 plus the RSA Annual Open Exhibition in 2020.
Brian has also held a studio space at WASPS Courtyard Studios in Irvine since 1994.