Brian Bateman has always loved history, combined with a passion for art since he was a child growing up in Dayton, OH in the early 1960s. His particular love of historical events includes the men, women, and machines that have become famous during our nation’s history. Native American culture is his main subject of choice for his western art, along with the occasional World War II aviation piece. Charcoal drawing, plein air landscapes, and portraitures are other areas of interest.
Brian creates his craft full time and was in the graphic design field for many years before venturing off into his current occupation. He currently lives in Fallbrook CA with his wife and family. Brian has been creating fine art professionally since 2005, and artistically he continues to grow, pushing himself to learn not only from other artists but from classes, instructional videos, workshops, and mentors he cherishes as friends. Brian also teaches art classes, most recently in Fallbrook CA at the Fallbrook Art Center, and remains involved within the local art community.
Brian has been involved with local and national art shows, most notably the OPA National Art Show and Sale, Traveling The West Show, Mountain Oyster Club Show and Sale, Bosque Art Classic, The Out West Show and Sale, and Montana Miniatures Show. Brian also has had one-man art showings at Pinnell Art Gallery in Fallbrook CA and was a main participant in the Fallbrook Art Centers Decade of Conflict, Military Art Show in the summer of 2009. He also has his originals hanging at the United States Air Force Museum In Dayton OH, Selfridge ANGB in Michigan, and Kirtland AFB in NM, the San Diego Air and Space Museum as well as numerous private collectors of his work throughout the United States, Asia, and Europe.