Brian Grimm paints from the heart of a true outdoorsman. Experiences in nature are translated with oil on board, which provides a firm surface for full expression. The natural impression of a wildlife scene is his goal. The sensitive use of light, color, texture, and painterly brushwork are hallmarks that resonate with his collectors. Grimm makes frequent reference trips to study, photograph, and sketch the animals he paints. Plein air landscape studies are crucial to the honesty and air in his work.
Born and raised in central Texas, Grimm had a pencil and brush in his hand at an early age. A fortuitous introduction at age sixteen to artist Ken Carlson led to a mentorship that had a profound influence on Grimm’s subject matter. He earned a commercial art degree from Austin Community College in 1992 and worked for seven years as a graphic designer in Austin before turning to his true calling as a fine art painter of wildlife.
Grimm is represented by InSight Gallery in Fredericksburg, Texas, and Legacy Gallery in Jackson, Wyoming, and Scottsdale, Arizona. He has been featured in Art of the West, Southwest Art, Western Art & Architecture, and Western Art Collector magazines. Grimm participates in shows at galleries and museums across the country. In 2011, he was honored to exhibit in Wild West: Beauty of the Beast Exhibition at the Rockwell Museum in Corning, New York, alongside the works of Ken Carlson and Carl Rungius.