Brian retired from the University of Guelph (veterinary medicine and agriculture) in 2001 and relocated to Comox B.C., on Vancouver Island. He began his study with acclaimed artists in Canada and US including full time study at the Jeffrey Watts Atelier in California. Drawing and painting from life he continues today to study with exceptional artists. Brian paints full time in oils and acrylics. His interests are the Canadian landscape, including painting on location(plein air) and figurative studies. He has won competitions and awards for both his studio and plein air paintings and has been featured in Arabella Magazine, South West Art Magazine, Plein Air Today Magazine. Additionally, he is featured in the book, The Best of Acrylic Painters 2014 and 2015 by North Light Books. His work has been sold across Canada and internationally. Brian is honoured to have been selected into membership of the Federation of Canadian Artists, Landscape Artists International, and the Society of Canadian Artists.
Brian Buckrell has been invited to be a presenter at the 2020 Plein Air Convention in Denver Colorado. This is the biggest gathering of plein air painters worldwide, with over 1000 participants from many countries. It is a huge honour; congratulations Brian.