Brian is for the most part a self taught artist; his only formal training in art came from grammar school and high school art classes. In these formative years, Brian had the tendency to reel against “the rules” and push boundaries toward his own style. Upon completion of High School, Brian, like many in the past, decided to embark on a journey of self discovery (this is a very nice way to say he floated from job to job), This journey took an interesting turn when Brian joined the U.S. Navy. The Navy gave Brian the necessary skills to be a leader and problem solver in new ways. Brian’s time in the military meted an unexpected dose of reality on September 1, 2001…He received his deployment orders at the very minute the second tower was hit. With a sense of urgency and deeper pride in his country, he pressed harder at all of his passions. After discharge from the military, Brian decided to immerse himself into the carpentry field. Woodworking is a craft skill Brian has shown an aptitude for since he was a young child. Brian quickly moved from building and restoring houses to building and restoring furniture, rediscovering and revealing in them timeless treasures. The entry of furniture design in to his lexicon is the tipping point that unlocked the creativity that had been burred in his soul. With the creation of new artful furniture flowing from his hand Brian quickly found him self yearning to sculpt and paint once again. Since this eureka moment, Brian has thrown himself headlong in to the art world; he has shown at a multitude of group art shows in Houston, curated shows for fellow artists, is on the Board of Directors for Lone Star Woodturners Association. Brian is also an awarded artist and has coordinated and directed Art Contests. Last, but not least, he is the assistant Director at DaVinci Artists Gallery in Tomball, Tx. On the horizon for Brian is a new studio in the arts district of Downtown Houston and the creation of new, ever progressing works.