Brian Buckrell, Oils and Acrylics

Preferred Media: Oils and Acrylics


Brian retired from the University of Guelph (Veterinary Medicine and Agriculture) in 2001 and relocated to Comox B.C., on Vancouver Island.  He began his study with acclaimed artists in Canada and the US including full-time study at the Jeffrey Watts Atelier in California, drawing and painting from life.  He continues to study with exceptional artists.

Brian paints full time in oils and acrylics.  His interest is the Canadian landscape, including painting on location (plein air).  He has won competitions and awards for both his studio and plein air paintings including winning a first place at the 50th Anniversary Paint-Out at the McMichael Gallery in Ontario – home of the Group of Seven.

Brian's paintings have been featured in Arabella Magazine, South West Art Magazine and Plein Air Magazine’s Plein Air Today.  He is also featured in the North Light Books: The Best of Acrylic Painters, 2014, 2015 and 2016.  He is honoured to be an invited faculty in the 2020 Plein Air Convention in Santa Fe N.M. and one of 40 artists to be invited to participate in the Door County Plein Air Festival in Wisconsin in July, 2020.

His paintings have sold across Canada, and internationally. He is represented by galleries in BC, Alberta and Ontario.  He is an elected member of the Federation of Canadian Artists, The Society of Canadian Artists and the Ontario Society of Artists and a member of the International Society of Acrylic Painters.

Brian and his wife Cathy share their time between Courtenay B.C. (winter) and Collingwood Ontario (summer).

To view Brian’s paintings or for information on his Galleries and workshops visit his Website on the left.

Picture Gallery

  • Day on the Trail Acrylic 36×60 2016
  • Backroad to Collingwood Acrylic 18×24 2013
  • Along Pacific Coast Trail Acrylic 12×16 2017
  • 7 AM to Toronto Acrylic 24×36 2019
  • Brian Buckrell