Following a BA in Fine Art at Portsmouth, Brian Bartlett was awarded a travel scholarship to the USA, where he gained his Masters Degree at the University of Eastern Illinois.
Brian said: ‘My paintings start with an idea, often of an image remembered, it might be a landscape, an interior or a still-life. As I paint, I try to reduce and simplify the image to capture and convey the mood or atmosphere it created.’
The vigorous compositions of colour and light that result create a very real sense of space. Brian’s paintings can be seen as celebrations of colour which are both decorative and sensual. Colours glow and sing with a vibrancy and sensuality that become expressions of the joy of life.