Brian Simons
Fine Arts, Canada
 
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Contact details
1050 Bank St.,
Victoria, British Columbia ,
Canada
Tel: 250 598-2892
Brief Summary
BIOGRAPHY Being a self-taught artist, I have derived much of my inspiration from the "GROUP OF SEVEN", the French Impressionists and the Writings of Baha'u'lla'h (Baha'i Faith). My family and I moved to Vancouver Island from Alberta, where I first began to paint approx. 20 years ago. Prior to that, I focused mostly on drawing and sketching. I began showing my work in 1988 and have been represented by numerous galleries on the Island. From 1993-2000, I painted on a full-time basis and have had many successes and confirmations in that period, including numerous commissions for a television production company, commission work for architects, several corporate and private sales both in Canada and the United States. Aside from my website, my work can be seen at: MAIN STREET GALLERY SIDNEY, BC VAN DOP GALLERY, NEW WESTMINISTER, BC SOUTHSHORE GALLERY, SOOKE, B.C. EXHIBITIONS SOLO-SHOWS -GUEST ARTIST- SAANICH PENINSULA ARTS & CRAFTS SHOW 2009 -THE OLD SCHOOL HOUSE GALLERY JULY 2005 -GOWARD HOUSE APRIL 2002 -MOKA HOUSE COOK STREET VILLAGE JAN 1998 -SOUTH SHORE GALLERY (SOOKE) MAY 1997 -HIDDEN SPACE GALLERY (SOOKE) MAY 1996 -HARRINGTON FINE ART (VANCOUVER) NOV.DEC.93 -QUIN GALLERY (VICTORIA) OCT.1993 -NIEVAART GALLERY (SYDNEY) APR.1993 GROUP-SHOWS -SOOKE FINE ARTS 2004 (JURIED ENTRY) -INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM OF PAINTERS AND SCULPTORS CHICOUTIMI, QUEBEC(SELECTED TO REPRESENT BRITISH COLUMBIA) -UNIVERSITY OF VICTORIA, MALTWOOD GALLERY FEB.2002 -SOOKE FINE ARTS 1999 (JURIED ENTRY) *JUROR'S CHOICE AWARD -SOOKE FINE ARTS 1998 (JURIED ENTRY) -ARNOLD MIKELSON "FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS" WHITEROCK 1998 -ARNOLD MIKELSON "FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS" WHITEROCK 1997 -SOOKE FINE ARTS AUGUST 1996 (JURIED ENTRY) -MOSS ST. PAINT-IN (AGGV) JULY 1996 -ARNOLD MIKELSON "FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS" WHITEROCK 1996 -SOOKE FINE ARTS AUGUST 1995 (JURIED ENTRY) -ARNOLD MIKELSON "FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS" WHITEROCK 1995 -RED CROSS ANNUAL ART SHOW (VICTORIA) JUNE 1995 -SPIRIT WORKS/ART AND BELIEF (DUNCAN) FEB. 1995 -ARNOLD MIKELSON "FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS"WHITEROCK 1994 -RED CROSS ANNUAL ART SHOW (VICTORIA) JUNE 1994 -"LOOK 94" CAPITAL ISLANDS REGIONAL JURIED ART SHOW 1994 -"SPRING EQUINOX" QUIN GALLERY (VICTORIA)(JURIED)MAR.94 -"ART WALK" HARRISON HOT SPRINGS AUGUST 1993 -SOOKE FINE ARTS AUGUST 1993 (JURIED ENTRY) -MOSS ST. PAINT-IN (AGGV) JULY 1993 -"VISION 20/21" AULD KIRK GALLERY (SHAWNIGAN LK.) SEPT.92 -"INSCAPES & IMAGES" (JURIED ENTRY) SPONSORED BY THE -WESTERN COMMUNITY ARTS COUNCIL AWARD:1ST PRIZE IN ACRYLICS -SOOKE FINE ARTS AUGUST 1992 (JURIED ENTRY) -MOSS ST. PAINT-IN (AGGV) JULY 1992-BY INVITATION -"ART IN THE PARK" (VICTORIA) JULY 1992 -ROUGE GALLERY "LOOK AGAIN" (VICTORIA) JUNE 92 GROUP SHOW FEATURING AWARDED WORK FROM PROV. REGIONAL COMPETION -"IMAGES AND OBJECTS" (B.C. FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS)(VERNON) JURIED SHOW FEATURING AWARDED WORK FROM REGIONAL COMPETITIONS -"LOOK 92" (JURIED ENTRY) GROUP SHOW FEATURING ARTISTS FROM THE CAPITAL REGION (VICTORIA) MAR.92 -ONE PIECE SELECTED TO GO TO PROVINCIAL SHOW
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CORPORATE COLLECTORS -THE UNIVERSITY OF VICTORIA/THE MALTWOOD GALLERY, VICTORIA, B.C. -RAY MCLEAN-TRIAD EQUITIES, VANCOUVER B.C. -JUAN DE FUCA HOSPITALS, VICTORIA, B.C. -AN "X-FILES" (RENTAL) VAN., B.C. -ABIGAILS HOTEL-VICTORIA, BC. -GEOGRAPH INTERNATIONAL, VANCOUVER B.C. -CREADIE&TAIT CHARTERED ACCOUNTANTS, VICTORIA, B.C. -MONDAY PUBLICATIONS LTD, VICT., B.C. -BELLVUE BLDG. CORP. VICTORIA, B.C. -OAK BAY HIGH SCHOOL, VICTORIA, B.C. -LANDSDOWNE JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL, VICTORIA, B.C. -S.J.WILLIS HIGH SCHOOL, VICTORIA, B.C. -AULD KIRK GALLERY, SHAWNIGAN LAKE, B.C. (NANCY ROSEBOROUGH) -KITSILANO SHOPPING CENTER, VANCOUVER B.C. -OLSEN FINACIAL CONSULTANTS , VANCOUVER B.C. -FRIDAY STREET PRODUCTIONS, VICTORIA, B.C. -ALKO INVESTMENTS, VANCOUVER B.C. -THERMAL KING GLASS, VICTORIA, B.C. -AINSWORTH LUMBER, VANC., B.C. -WINDEMERE REAL ESTATE, VANCOVUER B.C -PROGRESSIVE CONTRACTING, VANCOUVER, B.C. -MOKA ENTERTAINMENT, VICTORIA, B.C. -DA VINCI JEWELERS, VICTORIA, B.C. -CMV ENTERPRISES, VICTORIA, B.C. -MOKA COFFEE HOUSE , LANGFORD , B.C. -LAMBRICK PARK SECONDARY SCHOOL landscape oil painting
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