Brian Pier, a native of Wisconsin was born in 1953 in the town of Kenosha, Wisconsin.He is primarily self taught but strongly influenced by many of the 19th and early 20th century masters. Brian studies and paints evey day, working in oil and uses a limited palette. His passion is painting plein aire and he continually finds drama in the landscapes and people that he paints. His paintings are all about the changing light and the way that it plays on the natural beauty that surrounds him.
Brian has exhibited in Manhattan, New York, and has been featured in many exhibits in the South East region of Wisconsin. Additionally, in 2013, Brian was invited to Florence, Italy where he was represented for one year. Recent credits include a second, as well as a fourth place award in the category of impressionist landscapes at the American Art Awards in Hollywood in 2014. His paintings are held in collections throughout the United States and abroad. Brian's art is currently on exhibit at Champeau Gallery, Sister Bay and Northern Lights Gallery, Racine, WI.In May of 2015, Brian relocated to Egg Harbor,in Door County WI , where he opened Whispering Pines Studio and Gallery. Additional Credits:Plein Air Festival Dockside Quick Paint, 2nd place"Paint the Bay", Sturgeon Bay Plein Air Competition, 1st Place