ABOUT THE ARTIST - BRIAN J. HART
Brian grew up on the campus of Ferrum College in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, where his father, Dr. Joseph T. Hart, was president for fifteen years. He earned a fine arts degree from Ferrum in 1985, studying under Jane Stogner, a well known Virginia artist. However, the most inspirational artist in Brian's life is his mother, Carolyn Hart, an award winning watercolorist and active member of the Virginia Watercolor Society. After graduating, Brian worked and traveled from the blue waters of the Caribbean, to the Mountain splendor of Canaan Valley, West Virginia, before returning to southwest Virginia in 1990, to pursue his art career.
After drawing houses and renderings for architectural firms, Hart went back to school in 1996 at VA Tech to study architecture. While at Tech he produced a limited edition print of buildings on the tech campus. When the VA Tech Bookstore ordered a large amount to sell in their stores, a light bulb went on… today with more than 30 different prints of buildings, stadiums and notable sites on the campuses of more than 20 colleges and universities, it is easy to see that Hart has found his niche. You will find Hart's art across the country from homes to corporate collections. His stadium prints and originals hang in the offices and trophy rooms of some of the nations top collegiate athletic programs, including the offices of Dean Smith, Coach K, Bobby Bowden and Frank Beamer and the homes and offices of many famous athletes such as Bruce Smith, Grant Hill and even Michael Jordan! Hart enjoys pointing out the fact that he grew up on a college campus, he studied art and architecture and now he makes his living producing architectural art of college campuses! He say’s, “It just fits!”