Brian was born in China of missionary origin. After living his first nine years in China and Japan, he moved to Alberta for further schooling. Here he was raised in a country setting in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. Throughout his life he has not only shown a good eye for colour, shape and detail, but also has developed a creative talent in his many 'hands-on' ventures.
After attending Ryerson College in Toronto, Ontario, taking a Photo and Graphic Arts course, Brian toured Alaska and worked in the Yukon. He settled in the Comox Valley in the mid 70's. He has recently retired from commercial fishing and is now devoted to full time wood turning. He has been studying with the master turner, Jason Marlow, learning the techniques used in wood turning in the expression of strong, graceful form. Brian's work is on display in Vancouver, Victoria, Tofino, and Whistler as well as the Comox Valley.