Brian has been a regular exhibitor in Boston’s fine art community since 2002 and is a member of the Copley Society of Art (CA) and the Rockport Art Asociation. Brian's paintings have been seen in hundreds of exhibitions, garnered multiple awards including the 2012 CoSo Circle Scholarship, and have been added to a variety of private and corporate collections. He holds a BFA in illustration from Syracuse University and has completed postgraduate work in design at Montserrat College of Art and in painting at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Experienced in gallery ownership, Brian opened the Canvas Alley Gallery in Reading, Massachusetts in 2004. In 2014, he and his wife Heather opened Honeyhole, a boutique gallery and upcycled antiques shop at 101 Water Street in Exeter, NH. Honeyhole features fine art, prints, re-imagined pieces for interiors, unique salvage, and hand-made crafts and gifts.
Brian is also a Boston-based design creative who has specialized for over 15 years in a variety of industries including corporate advertising, print media, marketing, boutique campaigns, and retail & event design. In 2007 he was employed as a designer at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; from 2008-2014 he led the Design Department for the MFA’s retail division where he received multiple national awards and set new parameters for developed product sales expectations. As a leader in museum product development, Brian has created retail design packages for MFA partner institutions such as the Brooklyn Museum and the Brandywine River Museum, and his products have been globally purchased for resale by museums including LACMA and the National Gallery of Art. Brian has collaborated with an wide array of corporate, non-profit and private clients locally, nationally and internationally. His design work reflects a diverse range of forms; advertising, merchandise, fashion textiles, consumables, literature, logo, illustration and environmental graphics and has been seen in Newsweek, USA Today and The Boston Globe. Locally he has collaborated with many of Boston’s most recognized brands including Showcase Cinemas, the Boston Red Sox, the New England Patriots, and the Boston Beer Works.
Brian, Heather, and a cat named Turtle live in a 1920s arts & crafts bungalow nestled in a ring of old spruce trees on one acre of land in Haverhill, Massachusetts. Their house offers space for an office and studio, outdoor space for plein air painting, and a barn for sculptural work and restoration.