Brian grew up in Portland, OR. He spent much of his young life drawing, painting, and woodcarving. In the late 1990’s he began sculpting with recycled metal, tapping into his innate resourcefulness while igniting his creative and professional vocation.
Working from his home studio, which includes a veritable scrapyard of reclaimed materials, his primary process of sculpting is welding. His self-taught skills continue to evolve with an artistry and craftsmanship now characteristic of his work.
Brian enjoys the challenge of giving old, used objects a new purpose, and is often referred to as a “metal evolutionist.” Of his sculptures he says: “My work is designed to emphasize resourcefulness and encourage viewer engagement. Audience reactions fuel my creativity and help me bring new visions to life.”
Brian’s work can be seen in galleries; public spaces; and publications, including two art books. His sculptures have been purchased by a number of luxury hotels across the country, by countless international collectors, and by “Ripley’s Believe It or Not” museum.
He lives in Aloha, OR with his wife (and assistant) Karen.