Brett’s inspiration is born from the works of the Impressionists and Abstract Expressionists – Think Van Gogh meets Kandinsky at Gustave Klimt’s house.
Fascinated by the ability of intense color and texture of line to convey an emotional expression from the artist to the viewer, Brett works with vivid color oil pastel to create images that are recognizable to welcome the viewer into the scene.
“My artistic background begins with illustrating a magazine named “Corny” in grade 5 – it had a distribution of one, myself. My family and I were involved in the art industry from early on. We sold hand-coloured etchings and pastel drawings by my step-mother to galleries and directly to the public at various art festivals. After graduation from the University of Washington in Seattle, I moved to Bellingham, WA. My full-time art started there.”