Brian has been a full time Artist & Illustrator since graduating in 1989.
World Illustration Awards Winner 2016– Public Realm
Royal Ulster Academy of Arts- Print Prize 2019
He was especially drawn to using linocut and then scraperboard through the tutoring of wood engraver Peter Reddick at Art College in Bristol. His work is figurative, graphic and based on drawing. Painting and drawing from life and the model is a core activity.
The scraperboard process he practices is the reverse from usual mark making. He begins with a black board and gradually removes parts of it’s thin dark surface to reveal the white china clay beneath.
His work has appeared in all areas of design including magazines, newspapers, book publishing, advertising & museum design.
The Royal Mint, Harper Collins, Penguin Books, Walker Books, Oxford University Press, Random House, Longmans, Orion Publishing, Evening Standard,
The Office of Public Works, The National Trust & GPO Witness History
He runs the weekly Thursday Life Drawing Group at The United Arts Club, Dublin.
Member of The United Arts Club
Member and past committee member of Illustrators Ireland (IGI)
Recent Solo shows:
The United Arts Club, Dublin 2019
The United Arts Club, Dublin 2017
The United Arts Club, Dublin 2015
The United Arts Club, Dublin 2011
Ranelagh Arts Centre, Dublin 2011
The Signal Arts Centre, Bray 2010
The Law Library, Dublin 2009
The Crow Gallery, Dublin 2008
The Workhouse, Dunfanaghy, Co Donegal.
Recent Group shows:
Royal Hibernian Academy- Selected 2019- 2018- 2017- 2016- 2015- 2014- 2013- 2011- 2010- 2008
Royal Ulster Academy- Selected 2020- Selected 2019- 2018- 2017- 2016- 2014- 2012- 2011- 2010- 2007
Mercer Gallery, Harrogate Open- Selected 2019 & 2015
Glor Ennis- 2019
New Light Prize Exhibition 2018 & 2015
The Glebe Gallery, Donegal- Selected- 2018 & 2017
Ciall 2011- An Gailearaí Derrybeg Co Donegal
Bourn Vincent Gallery, Limerick- Life Room RHA 2011
Kontrastprogramm- Cartoonmuseum Basel, Switzerland 2010
Royal Institute of Architects of Ireland- A Nations Obsession 2007