|Biography from Highlands Art Gallery:|
|Brian Slawson has been working as a professional artist since 1992 both in the commercial and fine art fields. He is a Signature member of the Oil Painters of America. In 2006 he devoted himself full time to fine art. Brian works in oils in a contemporary realist style in which his primary focus is on capturing the mood of the subject. He is attracted to subjects that look as though they have a story to tell, a history. “I don’t necessarily try to convey a specific story, I just want people to have the same curiosity about the subject that I did.” |
His work is in private, public and corporate collections. In 2006, The Grand Canyon Association purchased Brian’s painting titled Canyon Magic for their permanent collection.
Brian was influenced at an early age by artistic parents and the works of the Old Masters. He is a self taught artist. He exhibits regularly in the Oil Painters of America's regional and national shows. Brian has received awards from the Oil Painters of America and the Arts for the Parks among others. Brian paints both rural and urban landscapes but is also comfortable painting still life.
SHOWS AND AWARDS
2010 Oil Painters of America National Juried Exhibition, Legacy Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ.
2010 Salon International, Jury's Top 60 Award, Greenhouse Gallery, San Antonio, TX.
2010 Anniversary Show, Howard Mandville Gallery, Kirkland, WA.
2009 19th Annual Invitational Small Works Show, Howard Mandville Gallery, Kirkland, WA.
2009 Fine Art Studio Online -August Contest 2nd Place
2009 Booth Western Art Museum - Painting the Canyon, Cartersville, GA
2009 The Artist Magazine Annual Competition Finalist
2009 Oil Painters of America Western Regional Exhibition Kirkland, Washington
2009 Kansas Masters' Invitational Art Show
2009 Oil Painters of America National Juried Exhibition Sage Creek Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico
2008 Awarded Signature Status in the Oil Painters of America
2008 Oil Painters of America Western Regional Exhibition Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
2008 The Artist Magazine Annual Competition Finalist
2008 Oil Painters of America National Exhibition Missoula, Montana
2007 Oil Painters of America Central Regional
2007 Oil Painters of America National Exhibition
Daler-Rowney Award of Excellence
2007 Kansas Masters' Invitational Art Show
2007 Kansas Governor's Inaugural Exhibit
2007 Grand! The Art of Arizona’s Magnificent Canyon,
Desert Caballeros Western Museum
2006 Arts for the Parks Region 2 Winner
2006 Arts for the Parks Grand Canyon Association Purchase Award
2005 Oil Painters of America Central Regional Best Associate Member
2005 Overland Park Art at the Center
2004 Arts For The Parks top 200
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