The Gallery 14 for The Mixed-Media Artist: Art Tips, Tricks, Secrets and Dreams from Over 40 Amazing Artists

Gallery 14

I was very excited to be asked by my friend Seth Apter to create a piece and be a one of 14 Gallery Artists for his latest book “The Mixed-Media Artist: Art Tips, Tricks, Secrets and Dreams from Over 40 Amazing Artists.”

BK - Moochie & Brian - 72


August 19, 2012

11″ X 14″ Canvas, Nova Color acrylic paints, personal, found and handmade papers and photos, Sigano white gel pen, Sharpie china marker, Micron pens.

“Moochie” was created based upon Seth’s prompt, “Imaginary Worlds”. I also loved the challenge of creating something based upon the world of my imagination.  Parts of it are based upon my life, which began in Montana. One of my fondest memories of my childhood is of my dog Moochie. Moochie was a part of my family even before I was born until he passed away when I was 14 years old. Moochie and I had many adventures growing up on 5.5 acres. He never left our side growing up.  My mom always said she never had to worry about where we were, as she could just look out the window for that black dot that was Moochie and she knew that is where we were, he was right by our side. I loved Moochie very much, thoughts of him still bring tears to my eyes. He is still a very important part of my dream life as I still dream about all of my pets I have had over my life. As with most of my art, each piece has deep meaning for me and I like to leave most of it up to interpretation of the viewer so that is all I am going to give you about “Moochie”. This is also the first canvas I have done and I have to say I really enjoyed working on canvas and the experience has me wanting to work on larger canvases now.

Hop on over to Seth’s blog, The Altered Page to view the other amazing artists that are part of The Gallery 14. You can purchase the book from Amazon and Barnes & Noble and from North Light Shop. You may also purchase signed copies by Seth directly from his blog website here.

2018-05-03T13:39:49+00:00November 7th, 2013|Art Journals|10 Comments


  1. Orly November 7, 2013 at 5:37 am - Reply

    Fabulous book, so wonderful to see “Moochie” there….Congrats Brian, can’t wait to get my own copy of it. XO

  2. Terry Garrett November 7, 2013 at 11:24 am - Reply

    Wonderful Piece Brian! Congrats and I look forward to my copy as well.

  3. Thomas LaBadia November 7, 2013 at 12:56 pm - Reply

    I absolutely love this Brian!! So full of love.

  4. John November 7, 2013 at 2:08 pm - Reply

    Brian, I feel honored to be in the book with you. I love how you push yourself to try new art techniques and master them in great works. This one is superb! Can’t wait to see you in February!

  5. emilyclineart November 7, 2013 at 2:08 pm - Reply

    Wow. So beautiful, on so many levels. You love for Moochie is completely apparent. And you take us to a different level with all your passion and color. Thank you for sharing so deeply. xo

  6. Seth November 7, 2013 at 2:19 pm - Reply

    Thanks so much Brian for creating such a meaningful piece, as well as sharing the story of Moochie, for the book. It is a very special artwork for sure!

  7. Tim McRaven November 7, 2013 at 2:54 pm - Reply

    Thanks for making me cry. Great piece!


  8. Jennifer Joanou November 7, 2013 at 4:48 pm - Reply

    SO exciting! Can’t wait to get the book. Congratulations!

  9. Connie Rose November 7, 2013 at 5:03 pm - Reply

    Great piece, Brian!

  10. Monica November 10, 2013 at 6:37 am - Reply

    This is a gorgeous journal spread that has stemmed from a beautiful memory of your childhood, Brian. It is a beautiful commemoration of a dearly beloved pet and joyful time of your life =-)
    Congratulations on having this journal spread published in Seth’s book!

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