Brian Sostrom grew up in small rural towns in the Pacific Northwest. His father was an engineer for the National Forest Service and we frequently relocated for his work. All his finest memories revolve around the tranquility of nature and the peace and solitude that I found there.
Sostrom’s father has always painted, and he would watch his father painting on his homemade easel wishing he could do the same. When he was 9 years old, his parents purchased a hobby set of acrylic paints for him and he was never far from them. When he went to college at Washington State University, he experimented with all types of mediums and began learning about computer generated art and design.
Digital art has kept him afloat financially, but his passion is still painting. Acrylics have lured him back with their ever-expanding catalog of new paints and mediums. For the last decade, he has experimented extensively with many materials in addition to acrylic paints. He keeps changing the way he works by trying to create art that is not only beautiful but also visually unique. It is a task that is exceedingly difficult but one of the most important mantras he has.