Brian retired from the University of Guelph (veterinary medicine and agriculture) in 2001 and relocated to Comox B.C., on Vancouver Island. He began his study with acclaimed artists in Canada and the US including full time study at the Jeffrey Watts Atelier in California, drawing and painting from life. He continues to study with exceptional artists. Brian paints full time in oils and acrylics. His interest is the Canadian landscape, including painting on location (plein air). He has won competitions and awards for both his studio and plein air paintings. Brian's paintings have been featured in Arabella Magazine, South West Art Magazine and Plein Air Magazine’s Plein Air Today. He is also featured in the North Light Books: The Best of Acrylic Painters, 2014, 2015 and 2016. His paintings have sold across Canada, and internationally. He is represented by galleries in BC, Alberta and Ontario. Brian and his wife Cathy share their time between Courtenay BC.(winter ) and Collingwood Ontario (summer). To view Brian’s paintings or for information on his Galleries and workshops visit www.brianbuckrell.com .