In Brian's own words he recounts 60 years of painting:
"In 1958 following a year at art classes under the direction of a remarkable man Peter McGirr who ran evening art classes in Armagh College of Technology I took part in the exhibition he organised featuring work executed by his students.
The exhibition took place in the Art Studios in the old Market House, Market Street, Armagh City Centre and I sold my first painting at this show receiving the then unbelievable price of £5 for it.
So here I am 60 years later still enjoying painting as much as ever. The work here has all been completed since the beginning of 2018 and mostly consists of my favourite subject music with a few paintings featuring the Armagh/Cork sport of ‘bullet throwing’ the name by which the sport of road bowling is popularly known in Armagh. I have also included a few paintings featuring cycling a sport I enjoy watching.
To mark the occasion I worked to produce 60 paintings to celebrate my 60 years painting."