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Brian Buckrell

Brian retired from academia in Ontario (veterinary medicine and agriculture) in 2001 and relocated, with his wife Cathy, to Comox B.C., on beautiful Vancouver Island. He now paints full time - in acrylic and oil. His interests are portraiture/figurative and landscape - particularly the challenge of painting scenes on-location (plein air). Brian`s landscapes are reflective of his own outdoor interests –hiking, kayaking, skiing, traveling and his interest in agriculture and farming

He admires the many wonderful Canadian landscape painters both past and present. His goal is to represent, to the best of his ability, the magnificence of Canada through his own use of colour and composition

Brian has won awards for both his studio and plein air paintings - including four Best in Show and nine Awards of Excellence at Federation of Canadian Artists Juried shows, a second place at the Federation’s Gallery in Vancouver and first place at the Grand Prix d’ Art competition at the Old School House Arts Centre, Qualicum Beach in 2007 and again in 2008

Brian was honoured to be recently awarded (March 2010) Signature Status (AFCA) by the Federation of Canadian Artists

He continues to study with accomplished artists in Canada and the USA.

Brian has recently published a book on his experiences learning to paint called IT’S A GOOD START - MY LEARNING TO PAINT available from Book Smart at


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