Nature and the beauty of emptiness have heavily inspired Brian Sostrom’s paintings. The atmospheric images are not intended to communicate a story but rather create an intriguing visual poem.
He has developed a unique style and method of working over the last decade. Brian paints with transparent acrylics on a smooth substrate. Much like a watercolor artist, he does not paint with white but rather relies upon the painting surface for the lightest-colored elements in his work. He applies paint with knives, squeegees, brushes and custom made tools to create unique paint applications.
Brian has also developed a unique painting surface that lends a physical depth of translucency. Iridescent paints are often incorporated into the surface to alter the appearance of the image as the lighting and angle of view shift.
1992 Graduated from Washington State University with a BFA in Graphic Design and Painting
1992-1993 Waterfront Press, Ballard Washington.
I spent this year creating illustrations and working on advertisement layouts in their three publications.