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Being a self-taught artist, I have derived much of my inspiration from the GROUP OF SEVEN, the French Impressionists, and the Writings of Baháulláh (Baháí Faith).
My family and I moved to Vancouver Island in 1988 from Alberta where I first began to paint (approx. 15yrs.ago).
With increasing confirmation and success in my work since that time, I decided in June 1993 to pursue painting on a full-time basis.
During the last few years, I have had many successes and completed several commission pieces for architects, a television production company, and numerous corporate and private collectors. Aside from my studio, my work can be seen at:

KURBATOFF GALLERY, VANCOUVER, B.C.
MAIN STREET GALLERY, SIDNEY, B.C.
WILLOW GALLERY, TORONTO, ON
SOUTHSHORE GALLERY, SOOKE, B.C.
AULD KIRK GALLERY, SHAWNIGAN LAKE, B.C.
WEBSITE: www.briansimons.com

ARTISTS STATEMENT:
IN MY WORK, I ATTEMPT TO EXPRESS SOMETHING MORE THAN THE PHYSICAL ASPECTS OF THE SUBJECT. IT IS NOT MY INTENT TO PORTRAY ACCURATELY WHAT I SEE, BUT RATHER TO ALLOW WHAT I SEE TO SHOW ITSELF TO ME. MY PART IS TO FREELY AND JOYOUSLY PAINT AND LET THE RESULTS TAKE CARE OF THEMSELVES. I FEEL THAT SUCCESSFUL PAINTING JUST HAPPENS AND THE END RESULT CANNOT BE ANTICIPATED AND IS THEREFORE VERY SURPRISING TO THE PAINTER. THE MORE A PAINTER CAN NOT PAINT SO TO SPEAK, THE MORE SPACE BECOMES AVAILABLE FOR THIS COMMUNICATION TO HAPPEN. IT IS A KIND OF EFFORTLESS ACCOMPLISHMENT WHOSE SUCCESS IS NOT MEASURED BY THE WORK ITSELF, BUT RATHER IN WHAT IS STIRRED OR EVOKED IN THE VIEWER. POSSIBLY, THE REAL FRUIT OF PAINTING OR ART, IS THAT IT HAS THE POWER TO AWAKEN THE SLEEPING ARTIST WITHIN EACH OF US, CREATING NEW POSSIBILITIES FOR SEEING AND ENLARGING OUR CAPACITY TO APPRECIATE THE BEAUTY WHICH SURROUNDS US.
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