Faculty Profile for Brian Smith
Haliburton School of The ArtsBrian Smith was accepted into the Ontario College of Art with advanced standing and full scholarship. After graduating in 1969, he worked as a graphic designer, including founding his own brand development company, LOGOSBRANDS, in 1979. Over the next 27 years, he and his company won over 90 national and international design awards. Throughout this time, Brian has also been a practicing fine artist, specializing in classical drawing and painting from the figure. His works range through a variety of media and styles, and are represented in collections across Canada and the US. He has exhibited in numerous gallery exhibitions, juried and invitational shows, and recently won the top prize at the Etobicoke Annual Juried Show and the Colour and Form Society Annual Juried Exhibition. In 2006, the Drawing Society of Canada elected Brian as an Honorary Drawing Master acknowledging his lifelong dedication to drawing as a primary art form. Brian has taught life drawing and portraiture for over twenty years and has instructed at the Ontario College of Art and Design, the Koffler Centre for the Arts, Nielson Park Creative Centre, Visual Arts Mississauga, Haliburton School of The Arts and StudioQ.