My name’s Brian and I live on Twin Eagles Bluff, located on the traditional lands of the Tla’amin Nation, also called Qathet Regional District on the beautiful Upper Sunshine Coast of BC.
I’ve come to that interesting point in my life when career no longer dominates, when time is a more flexible commodity and when approval and success is not a singular motivation.
This year represents a number of big changes for me. While this can present challenges, I’m looking forward to how these changes will impact my perspective, my life-style and my art:
- After having lived in the country for the first 18 years of my life, then in various cities for the next 44 years, I’ve returned to country living. Life is already taking on a different pace, I find myself spending more time talking to neighbours and so many different aspects of life seem to be re-prioritizing. And in a strange way, this also represents a return to my country roots.
- While Vancouver is a beautiful city, it’s still a major urban area, so the move up the coast also represents a big change with regard to access to wildlife, nature and the rich coastal environment. Check out “My Photos” to see some to the things I’ve discovered on this land and along the Salish Sea.
- After four years, I’m fully settled into retirement. I was fortunate to have a career that kept me very busy, constantly challenged and learning new things, but it didn’t leave endless time for other activities. I now have the time, the energy and the desire to explore so many different aspects of life. The richness of opportunities is overwhelming.
- Lastly, I’ve finally given myself the time and energy to really focus on painting. This is something that I’ve played around with most of my life, but only in the last three years have I gotten serious. You can see my journey in Art under the “My Art” section of this website.
I’m hoping to use this blog to track how this move back to the country impacts my life, my outlook and my art. It may end up being of no particular interest to anyone other than myself, but if you like any of what you see, then feel free to check back occasionally for an update on how life is progressing on the bluff.