In 2010, Brian’s exhibition Boomtown sold out within days of opening and received widespread media attention for accurately capturing Ireland’s mood following the banking crisis.
Venetian carnival masks were the focus of Brian’s equally successful Masquerade exhibition in 1996. Launched by former Irish Taoiseach, the late Charles J. Haughey, Masquerade was acclaimed by critics and collectors alike, and described by writer Michael O’Sullivan as a: “Profound expression of painterly accomplishment and excellence.”
A series of paintings depicting Dublin Port’s fast disappearing industrial heritage, which Brian is currently working on with a view to exhibiting in 2021.
“Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were. But without it we go nowhere.” – Carl Sagan, American Scientist and Writer.
Since 1981, Brian has undertaken numerous portrait commissions and in 2019 was shortlisted for the Zurich Portrait Prize hosted by the National Gallery of Ireland for his painting of RTÉ broadcaster Joe Duffy. If you wish to enquire about having a portrait painted, or perhaps something else, please contact Brian by phone or email.