Brian Romer was born in Vancouver quite some time ago and began to paint at a very young age with encouragement from a father who loved fishing and painting. Preferring to clean brushes to salmon, he misspent much of his youth under the influence of abstract expressionism.
Time has definitely mellowed Brian, however, and his abstracts have become much more representational in an attempt to capture the natural beauty of his world. He paints just about every day in his Sunshine Coast studio, and whenever possible, on a board on his lap amongst the trees.
Having taken himself far too seriously throughout his previous life, Brian is determined to keep his art fun. Although, at his now rather advanced age, he often paints quite furiously, in what will undoubtedly prove to be a futile attempt to get them all done.
“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.”