Member of the Oil Painters of America and the International Guild of Realism. “Painter of Wine” Brien Cole’s paintings are vibrant, detailed and alluring. They draw the viewer in. People often initially mistake them for photographs and are amazed at the level of detail and realism. Brien is well recognized for his still life compositions focusing on wine themes. His work is collected by mid-Atlantic regional wineries such as Barboursville and Perigeaux Vineyards. He often paints live at various wine festivals.
“My work is about the enjoyment of life and celebrating memories shared with family and friends. I want the viewer to not just view the painting, but to experience it; to create the feeling that they could actually reach into the canvas to touch, smell, and taste the objects.”
“Each painting begins with setting up the bottles and glasses into a still-life composition for a photo shoot. The composition must represent a scene found in real life; at the dinner table among family and friends, or an evening out with that special someone. I create each painting working from multiple sets of photographs. Attention to detail, high quality, and fine craftsmanship are the hallmarks I strive to attain in every piece. For me art is not just a gift that I have been blessed with, but a responsibility I have to share with others.
American Realism Artist