About The Artist
Brien Cole's paintings have been described as vibrant, detailed and alluring, with the ability to draw the viewer into the painting. He is well recognized for his still life compositions focusing on wine themes. Many viewers often initially mistake his paintings for photographs and are amazed at the level of detail and realism; often saying they look 3-D.
As a young boy, he displayed a natural gift for art, a skill that was nurtured by his mother, who is also a naturally creative person. Throughout his teen years, he would continue to develop his skills, even having the distinct honor of having one of his paintings displayed at the State Capital building in Annapolis, Maryland.
After high school, Brien earned an Associate’s degree in computer programming and pursued a career as a software engineer for the Department of the Defense; still maintaining a love and appreciation for art but not actively pursuing it.
In 2010 he began painting again. It was then that he realized just how much he missed art. Since then, Brien's paintings have been acquired by collectors both nationally and internationally.
Wineries such as Barboursville, King Family, Perigeaux and Elk Run Vineyards collect his work to hang in their tasting rooms. In addition to oils, he is also accomplished in other mediums, including watercolor, charcoal and pencil . His work has been commissioned by wineries, winemakers and private collectors alike who want to celebrate memorable moments over their special vintages. His work celebrates remembering the most precious moments of life