Shining (memory)

Shining – 14”x11”, acrylic

An older piece from a few years back. This one has that elusive magic that drives me forward. Making a living as an artist is a difficult task. More than simply earning enough to pay the bills. For me it is a calling and the core of this one and only life. I know most people don’t really understand that, even close friends.

Fields of Spring (SOLD)

Fields of Spring – 20”x16”, acrylic

This painting was sold through RiverSea Gallery in Astoria, Oregon. I often don’t know about sales until a check shows up in my mailbox. It is always a pleasant surprise to receive a check rather than the usual “endless parade” of bills.

Shine the Way (St. Augustine)

Shine the Way – 24”x36”, acrylic

This painting is now available at the Grand Bohemian Gallery in St. Augustine, Florida. This is a town and gallery I am looking forward to seeing in person… hopefully this winter. The gallery is really enthusiastic about my work, always a positive!

IG reel – in the studio

First and Last

First and Last – 30”x24”, acrylic

This is a painting I am really fond of. In the scramble to make a living I rarely consider keeping my paintings, I was really tempted with this one! Instead I shipped it to Asheville, North Carolina! It is now available at Momentum Gallery in that lovely artistic community.

In the studio!

From the Ashes?

My new IG account: @BrianSostrom

My old 163k IG account was hacked two days ago. I felt like abandoning the platform. I decided to keep fighting to get my account back and start a new account to keep pushing forward in the meantime. I have been overwhelmed with the support I have received from so many talented artists, truly restoring my faith in humanity. There are terrible people in the world, we all see it. There are also some really great generous folks. Although my new account is tiny, the people that are along for the ride have been so great. Happy Sunday, hope everyone is enjoying this weekend of summer!

House of Light (St.Augustine)

House of Light – 12”x16”, acrylic

One of three paintings I have just shipped to St. Augustine, Florida. This is a gallery I have been working with for a few years. They will be putting together a dedicated display of my work. It is supposed to be a really beautiful city, the oldest in the United States (founded in 1565). I am hoping to take a trip down there this winter!

IG reels