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Artist Statement

I have been making art for as long as I can remember; Pinecone Christmas ornaments and hand outline turkeys at thanksgiving. And so I went to school to make “livable art” – Architecture.

But you cant live in a screen and a mouse click is far removed from the variations in pressure on a brushstroke.

So while I have worked in everything from Adobe, AutoCad, ceramics, woodwork and printmaking, I always find myself returning to watercolor, quill and ink.

My work is strongly representational, if not particularly dedicated to the visual facts of a place. Heavily influenced by my undergrad, my subject matter largely centers around our built environment. Though from time to time I dabble in portraits and landscape scenery.

Treasure the human, the marks people make on the world. Treasure the individual bricks that make a home, each pane of glass that makes a rose window. Respect what people have built for themselves from the battered old porch to the marble of Rome. Let us see the tactile differently.

About Bryan

A 90's baby, Bryan was born in Philadelphia, and has been making art ever since. He received his Bachelors of Architecture from Syracuse University in 2013, and his Masters in Education in 2015, also from Syracuse University. After working for a time in Higher Education in New England, he currently resides again outside of Philadelphia, with his family and dogs, Zelda and Maddie. 

Bryan is a member of:  American Watercolor Society, Pennsylvania Watercolor Society, Philadelphia Watercolor Society, American Artist Professional League, Allied Artist of America, and The New Hope Artist League

CV

  • 2018, New Hope Artist League Annual Show

  • 2018, 'Cityscapes', Light Space and Time Online Gallery, www.lightspacetime.art

    • 10th Place Overall, 5th Place Painting - DC Capital Dome

    • Special Merit Mention - Philly Row Home

  • 2018, 'All Painting', Contemporary Art Gallery Online, www.contemporaryartgalleryonline.gallery

  • 2017, 'Juried Watercolor Exhibition: Traditional to Modern', Monmouth Museum, Lincroft NJ

  • 2015, Masters of Education, Syracuse University, Syracuse NY

  • 2013, Bachelor's of Architecture, Syracuse University, Syracuse NY