Brian Pearson 2022

I am a self taught artist based in Leek in the Staffordshire Moorlands specialising in wildlife, nature and architecture under the Briart name. After many years in industry and education I decided to concentrate my remaining career in producing quality original works of art and prints and retired in the Autumn of 2018. I have been a keen photographer for many years, specialising mainly in nature with some landscape work. I have exhibited some of my work in past Leek Arts Festivals, one of my photographs of Leek is featured on the Leek Town Council website. Although my background is mainly in industry I did complete an art course at the distance learning London Art College and in October 2020 I was awarded a distinction in their Pet Portraits Diploma.

My work is mainly carried out in coloured pencil and watercolour and is inspired by wildlife, both local and national. These two are my preferred choice as I find that watercolour and pencil give me the most accurate work in terms of colour and detail. Much of my artwork is produced from my own photographic archive and I am always on the lookout for new avenues to explore.