Brian Pier, a native of Wisconsin was born in 1953 in the town of Kenosha, Wisconsin. He is primarily self- taught but strongly influenced by many of the 19th and early 20th century masters. Brian studies and paints evey day, working in oil and uses a limited palette.
His passion is painting plein aire and he continually finds drama in the landscapes and people that he paints. His paintings are all about the changing light and the way that it plays on the natural beauty that surrounds him.
Brian has exhibited in Manhattan, New York, and featured in many exhibits in the southeast & northeast regions of Wisconsin.
Additionally, in 2013, Brian was invited to Florence, Italy where he was represented for one year. Recent credits include a 1st place award in the category of impressionist landscapes at the American Art Awards in Hollywood in 2015. His paintings are held in collections throughout the United States and abroad. Brian's art is currently on exhibit at The Pier Gallery, 9341 Spring Rd, B-16, Fish Creek, WI and Northern Lights Gallery, Downtown Racine, WI.
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Plein Air Festival Dockside Quick Paint, 2nd place
"Paint the Bay", Sturgeon Bay Plein Air Competition, 1st Place
American Art Awards, Hollywood, CA 2nd place & 4th place, impressionist landscape,2014
American Art Awards, Hollywood, CA 1st place, impressionist landscape, 2015
American Art Awards, Hollywood, CA 5th place, Impressionist landscape, 2015
American Art Awards, Hollywood, CA 2nd place & 3rd place, impressionist human 2016
Named by Huffington Post One of six of The Worlds Best Artists of Human Impressionismin 2016 - American Art Awards Category 21
Miller Art Museum, Sturgeon Bay, WI, Juror Award, Sept. 2017.