Visual Artist, Musician, and Antique Motorcycle Enthusiast.
Brett's intention is to create constructional portraits that are as unconventional as the maverick musicians he fashions. These musicians have been inspirational in all genres of Music in the past and present and he wishes to document music history by immortalizing their faces.
The portraits are larger than life which is synonymous with the musicians’ huge contributions of laying down new sound. He builds his own abstract tension by spontaneously layering and painting a depth of found materials to adjoining flat surfaces to form a kind of illusion. Constructed, painted and intended to be viewed from the front, it leaves the profile to be anything from bas-relief to a twisted tension of facial features. He revels in the un-predictableness and the unease of the angles stating that it is much like an artist and musicians life.
Brett's constructional portraits have been featured in Los Angeles’ ARTNOIS Magazine, WTMD 89.7 Public Radio, SPIN Magazine, What Weekly, Baltimore Blues Rag, arts Magazine, Art Forum Magazine and various other publications. He was included in the 2013 & 2014 www.ArtBookGuy.com
100 SUPER HOT ARTIST'S that were selected from International Artists and the recipient of an Individual National Endowment for the Arts grant and 2 Virginia Museum Fellowships. He has exhibited nationally and two pieces of his work were purchased by Sylvio Perlstein of Paris, France and are now part of the esteemed Sylvio Perlstein Collection. As a Baltimore harmonica player he was asked to play for David Simon’s original book release party and has opened up for many national acts to include Charlie Musselwhite, several times. He also did some vocals & all of the harmonica on the "Jumpin Hailstones" blues CD. Brett regularly rides and wrenches on a 1937 Indian Chief Motorcycle. Please view Resume for Formal Education & Additional Details. After taking a disheartened hiatus from his artwork, his personal goal is to continue manipulating portraits and documenting musician history because there are many more faces to be remembered.