Brian Schreiner (watercolor, acrylic, prints)

portrait_Shreiner_2014Art has appealed to Brian from the earliest times of drawing and painting in school or at home.  The desire to work as a professional artist prompted him to work towards a Bachelor of Fine Arts and Education degrees along with some architectural design.

Spending ten years in Los Angeles, California pursuing creative endeavors, he gained experience in commercial art, toy design, interior design and mural projects and has designed restaurants and painted murals for many interesting clients.  Projects include “Executive Decision Maker” coffee cup mug, Rosie’s BBQ Grillery Restaurants, a mural around a fish tank in a hospital, working on a motion picture crew “Private School,” Lancaster California Museum of Fine Art watercolor show, and painting an angel picture onstage for a Life Flight Festival of Trees auction.

Beginning exhibiting formally in 1979, Brian since has had many shows in the western United States and is represented in many private collections.  He began printmaking in 1988.  Brian thinks that creating art is like attempting alchemy: (a process of transforming various elements into gold).  It is possible to make art by combining thoughts, living experiences and art materials in attempting to make good art?  Some paintings are created with definite goals and research to tell a story, some are created to cause a discussion about a given topic, and others are painted simply to capture a scene or design in which the viewer might find their own varied meanings.  Brian’s work is an attempt at fusion blurring the line between realism and abstractionism – “realistic abstracts.”

Brian Schreiner lives in Boise, Idaho.

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