Brian was reared in the Fort Worth, Texas area and graduated from Richland High School in 1978. He attended West Texas State University for 3½ years, trying to hold a full-time job at the same time, and finally deciding he couldn’t do both. “All I ever wanted to do was cowboy.” Over the past 30 years, Brian has worked or day-worked on some of the biggest, most prestigious and historic ranches in Texas, including the 6666 Ranch, Tongue River and Renderbrook Spade. In ’92, he left his full-time ranch job and began day-working in the Guthrie, Texas area. On the days he wasn’t cowboying, he began drawing again—something he had been doing since he was very young. Brian had limited-edition prints made of his originals and sold them mostly to others with whom he worked. Word spread, and sales began to pick up. Word got around to some pretty good places. His work has been featured in Livestock Weekly, Western Horseman, Southern Living—Texas Edition, and America’s Horse.
Brian’s work has been awarded “Best of Show” at the Trappings of Texas (2003) in Alpine, Texas, and the WRCA Art Show coinciding with the Championship Ranch Rodeo in 1998.
Brian lives near Snyder, Texas, with Karen, his wife of 22 years, and their six children.