Welcome to Creative Brushes
Creative Brushes is the artistic concept of oil artist Brien Cole. Brien's oil paintings have been characterized as stimulating, fresh, distinctive, and soothing with the captivating ability to draw its' viewer within the painting as though you have been transported into a scene just unfolding; a memory rekindling. Each composition is carefully sketched onto canvas before a single brush stroke is applied; or, in Brien's words, every great painting begins with a great sketch. His paintings are about more than just a mere picture or a finished product. Instead, they are about the pleasure and journey of an idea metamorphosing into pure creative freedom and/or a moment captured on canvas.
Coming from a family of musicians and as an accomplished musician himself, the inspiration for his paintings are deep-rooted extensions of his love for music, family, and friends. A gifted self-taught artist, drawing since the age of six, his paintings focus on abstract musical themes and still life subjects of food and Maryalnd and Vriginia wines. This combination naturally invokes memories of great food, music and fine art shared with family and friends.