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Brian Slawson

Rickshaw - Sold

Rickshaw - Sold

6th Ave. & West 50th St. - Sold

6th Ave. & West 50th St. - Sold

Working Late - Sold

Working Late - Sold

Brian Slawson has been working as a professional artist since 1992 both in the commercial and fine art fields. He is a Signature member of the Oil Painters of America. In 2006 he devoted himself full time to fine art. Brian works in oils in a contemporary realist style in which his primary focus is on capturing the mood of the subject. He is attracted to subjects that look as though they have a story to tell, a history. "I don’t necessarily try to convey a specific story, I just want people to have the same curiosity about the subject that I did."

It is this quest for mood in his work that has made Brian a favorite among collectors. His work is in private, public and corporate collections nationwide including Kansas State University and the Grand Canyon Association who purchased Brian’s painting titled “Canyon Magic” for their permanent collection in 2006.

Brian was influenced at an early age by artistic parents and the works of the old masters. He is a self taught artist. He exhibits regularly in the Oil Painters of America's regional and national shows. Brian has received awards from the Oil Painters of America and the Arts for the Parks among others. Brian’s primary focus is on landscape, both rural and urban.

Shows and Awards

  • 2010 Best in Show, online Fine Art Studio's Bold Brush Painting Contest
  • 2010 Oil Painters of America National Juried Exhibition, Legacy Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ.
  • 2010 Salon International, Jury’s Top 60, Greenhouse Gallery, San Antonio, TX.
  • 2010 Anniversary Show, Howard/Mandville Gallery, Kirkland, WA.
  • 2009 19th Annual Invitational Small Works Show, Howard/Mandville Gallery, Kirkland, WA.
  • 2009 Fine Art Studio Online -August Contest 2nd Place
  • 2009 Booth Western Art Museum - Painting the Canyon, Cartersville, GA
  • 2009 The Artist Magazine Annual Competition Finalist
  • 2009 Oil Painters of America Western Regional Exhibition Kirkland, Washington
  • 2009 Kansas Masters' Invitational Art Show
  • 2009 Oil Painters of America National Juried Exhibition Sage Creek Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico
  • 2008 Awarded Signature Status in the Oil Painters of America
  • 2008 Oil Painters of America Western Regional Exhibition Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
  • 2008 The Artist Magazine Annual Competition Finalist
  • 2008 Oil Painters of America National Exhibition Missoula, Montana
  • 2007 Oil Painters of America Central Regional
  • 2007 Oil Painters of America National Exhibition Daler-Rowney Award of Excellence
  • 2007 Kansas Masters' Invitational Art Show
  • 2007 Kansas Governor's Inaugural Exhibit
  • 2007 Grand! The Art of Arizona’s Magnificent Canyon, Desert Caballeros Western Museum
  • 2006 Arts for the Parks Region 2 Winner
  • 2006 Arts for the Parks Grand Canyon Association Purchase Award
  • 2005 Oil Painters of America Central Regional Best Associate Member
  • 2004 Arts For The Parks top 200