Hi, I’m Brian

I’m is a self-taught Canadian artist who started exploring visual arts at a very early age. I was introduced to art & computers by my mother as a young child. At the age of 16 I started on my journey into freelancing. As technology evolved with an ever-growing demand I became a life long learner & steadily developed my skills to encompass video production, motion graphics, 3D development & graphic design, and more.

My passion for Photoshop & editing inspired my leap to work at Candid Studios where I fine-tuned my knowledge in professional photography & videography. This experience gave me the foundations I needed to take on a directors role at Long Valley Productions, Toronto.

My life path dramatically shifted after I was diagnosed with MS  in 2012. My hope to find a cure was short-lived in the face of modern medicine. This led me to consider unconventional healing modalities which included seeking out the healing medicine of the Shipibo tribe in the Peruvian Amazon. My experience in the jungle completely transformed my perception of life. So much so that decided to move to the jungle to work closely with the Shipibo. There I took the role of communications manager in the Chaikuni Institute, a conglomerate aimed at saving the rainforest.

Returning from the jungle I made a defining decision to honor my creative passion & dedicated my life whole heartedly to the arts. My practice & love for painting led me to found Paint Social in 2017. I have since had the honor & privilege to teach & inspired love for the arts to thousands of people within my community.

As my journey into art evolves I have found a deep passion & excitement in merging innovative technologies such as music production, robotics, projection mapping, virtual & augmented reality into traditional forms in the aim to combine the old with the new.

My themes connect to the emotional body through an exploration of the conscious & subconscious mind. The intention of my work is to inspire new perspectives of self-discovery to forge a path to heal the mind, body & spirit.

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CV

Press/Publications
2016: Sudbury Star (January) – Link
2016: Sudbury.com (January) – Link
2019: CTV – Link
2020: CTV – Link

Selected Exhibitions
2018 : ArtFest, Sudbury ON- Link
2018 : Live Painting / Sudbury Burlesque Show / Oct – Link
2019 : Projection Mapping Team / Electric Forest Festival / New Era, MI – Link
2020 : Installation / Downtown Sudbury Art Crawl

Career
2000: CEO of Web Design 1, Saginaw MI
2008: Professional Photographer / Candid Studios, Sudbury ON
2013: Manager / Long Valley Productions, Toronto ON
2015: Communications Manager / Chaikuni Institute, Temple of the Way of Light,  Peru
2016-2020: CEO / Paint Social, Sudbury ON
2020: Event Coordinator / Downtown Sudbury Art Crawl, Sudbury ON