Brian LaSaga was born in St.Teresa's, Newfoundland in 1955. He moved to St.George's, Newfoundland in 1965. Brian's journey as an artist began when he was very young. He has always been a very visual person and with no formal training, art is more instinctual, full of discovery and experimentation which has continued with him today. Being somewhat of a perfectionist, Brian has always remained faithful to his subjects, and his imagery. Although he has experimented with watercolors, gouache, egg tempera, and oils, the artist soon realized that acrylics suited his style and technique. Today he paints primarily with acrylics on masonite panel, and prefers acrylics because they dry faster, and this allows him to layer rather quickly. His work is greatly influenced by nature, and feels that he is just a student and instrument of nature. Brian's subjects often include rural settings, weathered textures, landscapes, seascapes, and sometimes he may incorporate figures or some form of wildlife into his work as an extension of nature. The artist prefers to paint familiar experiences and subjects indigenous to his area. An area that he feels is raw and sacred. The artist's main interest is in capturing the essence of his chosen subject.
Brian's studio is located in his hometown of St.George's, Newfoundland. The island of Newfoundland is Canada's most easterly destination and offers the artist a sanctuary for his work. It has many rugged coastlines,rivers, forests, wildlife, ponds and marshes. It has also been the inspiration for Brian's work for over 30 years. When not in his studio, he can be found hiking, kayaking or making field trips to gather material for his paintings. Many of his works hang in corporate, public and private collections in Canada, United States and Europe.
"Nature is my muse and inspiration simply because of her endless subject matter and surprises. This collaboration offers me something I never even thought of. Although I prefer to paint nature themes, weathered objects and rural settings, I'm open to other things that may catch my eye. As an artist, I feel that I'm just a work in progress, and there is always something to learn. Exploring and collecting material for paintings is always a great adventure for me. It's always a thrill to wonder what's around the bend or beyond that ridge. I like to create a sense of place that is somewhere but nowhere in particular. My goal is not to paint life, but to paint life into my work and create an emotional connection that I hope will inspire my viewers."
Original Acrylic Paintings. Available works can be purchased through art galleries listed on the artist's website.
Acrylic 15x27 2008
Acrylic 17x26 2010 Available
Acrylic 16x24 2009
Acrylic 16x26 2009
Acrylic 11x14 (2007)
Acrylic 18x22 2009
Acrylic 15x23 2007 Sold
Acrylic 22x32 2008 Sold
Acrylic 16x24 2008 Available
Acrylic 16x24 2009
Acrylic 8x10 2010
Acrylic 12x18 2010
Acrylic 24x18 2010
Acrylic 13.5 x 20.5 2008
BEACH BONES Acrylic 18x27 2009 Sold
BETWEEN THE SHADOWS Acrylic 14x18 2007 Sold
BUTTERFLY HINGE Acrylic 18x12 2008 Sold
WINTER BIRCH Acrylic 20x14 2007 Sold
ALONG THE BANK Acrylic 16x24 2006 Sold
LOCKED Acrylic 18x12 2000 Sold
PICKET FENCE Acrylic 14x20 2009 Sold
WINTER FIR Acrylic 21x16 2011 Sold
Acrylic on panel 16x24 2012 Sold
Beach Relics Acrylic 22x32 2011 Available
Acrylic 20x18 2011 Sold
Acrylic 15x23 2011-2012