Brian has become an internationally recognized visual artist from the Metis Community. His style of art is called Dot Art (Bead Art Painting), which is a modern version of traditional beadwork created by Metis people. Each "bead" is applied as a single dot of paint to create the images in his art. Many of the designs in Brian's paintings can be traced to beadwork found on historic clothing and possessions of Metis people.

In addition to painting, Brian enjoys photography and sketching. He also makes traditional Metis clothing using materials and techniques once used by Metis fur traders in the 1700 and 1800's. Samples of his works can be seen when Brian attends both traditional and non-traditional indigenous ceremonies.

Personal & Work Life

Giving Back to the Community

Brian is the Chair of the Niagara Region Metis Council. In addition to his duties as an elected representative and citizen of the Metis Nation of Ontario, he volunteers his time with local schools to help educate student and teachers about Metis culture and heritage.

Brian volunteers as Board Member to Heartland Forest (Accessible Nature Experience), and Niagara Support Services. He is a member of the Niagara Artists Centre (and is one of the artists featured in their corporate art rental program), Mayor's Accessibility Advisory Committee, the Niagara Region Accessibility Advisory Committee, and Rotary International (Niagara Falls, Sunrise). In the past, Brian has volunteered as a board member for West Niagara Palliative Care Services, AIDS Niagara, Niagara Falls Community Health Centre, as well as a number of professional organizations through his work with Sterling Frazer Associates.
​Proud of his indigenous heritage, Brian has also been involved with the Landscape of Nations (Canada's largest monument to indigenous people, in recognition of their role in the War of 1812), and he was the Metis Ambassador on the advisory committee for Canada's 150 celebration during the Celebration of Nations.

Brian is a two time Paul Harris Fellow, as well as having received the Head, Hands and Heart Award from Rotary International. He was awarded the Patrick Cummings Award of Excellence from the City of Niagara Falls (Ontario) for his contributions to making the City more accessible to person with disabilities. In 2015, Brian was recognized by the Province of Ontario as an AODA Champion, as part of the 10 year anniversary celebrations of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act.