Artist Bio

I grew up in small rural towns in the Pacific Northwest. My father was an engineer for the National Forest Service and we frequently relocated for his work. All of my finest memories revolve around the tranquility of nature and the peace and solitude that I found there.

My father has always painted, at least since I’ve been around. I would watch him working on his homemade easel wishing I could do the same. When I was 9 years old, my parents purchased a hobby set of acrylic paints for me and I was never far from them. When I went to college at Washington State University, I experimented with all types of mediums and began learning about computer generated art and design.

Digital art was an interesting pursuit and kept me afloat financially for a few years. My passion was and remains physical painting. Acrylics have lured me back with their ever-expanding catalog of hues and mediums. For the past 16 plus years I have experimented with many materials in addition to acrylic paints. I keep changing the way I work by trying to create art that is not only beautiful but also visually unique. It is a task that is exceedingly difficult but one of the most important mantras I have.

I participate in solo shows and group shows throughout the United States. I sell and ship art worldwide.

Brian Sostrom (photo credit: Trina Gadsden)