Brett Varney

About the artist Brett Varney (Sechelt, B.C., Canada)

"My artistic background begins with illustrating a magazine named “Corny”  in grade 5 - it had a distribution of one, myself. My family and I were involved in the art industry from early on. We sold hand-coloured etchings and pastel drawings by my step-mother to galleries and directly to the public at various arts festivals. After graduation (1988) from the University of Washington in Seattle, where I grew up, I moved to Bellingham WA. My full-time art started there. I originally specialized in original serigraph printmaking. In 1997, I took up oil pastel drawing as my medium of choice and discovered a new freedom of drawing spontaneously versus the meticulously planned out serigraph stencil making and printing," - Brett Varney