Welcome to Profile of the Week! We are delighted to present Brian Galyer from Barnsley, South Yorkshire, UK.

Brian works in a variety of media to create landscapes, seascapes, and portraits of humans and animals. To see more of Brian's artwork, visit his gallery: http://community.art-is-fun.com/photo/photo/listForContributor?scre...

When you view his portfolio, be sure to click on the images to view them larger!

Please join us for this interview with Brian:

How would you describe your art?

I really don’t know. Its just mine.

How long have you been an artist and how did you become an artist?

I have been drawing since the age of about 9yo. It wasn’t til I was about 20 that I started to use colour.

What is your favorite medium and why?

It depends what I am painting – acrylic for pet portraits, pencils for portraits and watercolour for landscapes and seascapes.

Pick one work of art from your Art Colony portfolio and tell us the story behind it. Why does this piece have meaning to you? 

The piece I would choose is HOWARD CARTERS HOME (shown above). I did some rough sketches on site and then toured inside. It was a magical experience for me.

Is there an element of making art that you enjoy the most, and why?

Seeing a picture coming together and it all falling into place.

If you could imagine the “perfect art day” for yourself, what would it be like?

Having someone like Sophia Loren posing for her portrait.

If you could spend 24 hours with one artist, living or historical, who would you want to spend the day with and why? What would the two of you do?

Michelangelo - we'd talk art and drink vino.

Do you have any tips or advice for aspiring artists?

Practice, practice and more practice. Develop your own style and ignore the critics!

Anything else you'd like to mention that I didn't ask?

Always use the best materials you can afford – cheap stuff will not give you the desired effect and can put you off art altogether.

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Congratulations, Brian!  Enjoy your week!  Lovely artwork!

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