Brian Colbath has been drawing, painting, and creating in a variety of mediums since early childhood. In 1985, after receiving a Liberal Arts degree from Manchester Community Technical College and a Culinary Arts degree from Johnson and Wales College in Providence, RI., Brian designed and drew his first collection of pen and ink lithographs and pen, ink and watercolor drawings. Primarily scenes of Hartford and the surrounding area, Brian successfully marketed this collection to several area galleries including The Old State House, where his work is still a regular feature today.
Throughout the 1980's and early 90's, Brian's work has been featured and shown at the Phoenix Gallery in Hartford, Partition 942 Gallery in Hartford, Frameworks Gallery in Manchester, Gallery 111, the Capitol and the Senate Minority Conference Room at the Legislative Off ice Building, the Art and Frame Gallery in Rocky Hill, the Salt Box Gallery in West Hartford, and the Reader's Feast Bookstore Cafe' in Hartford.
Additionally, Brian has participated in numerous juried art shows including Still River Artist Guild 6'h Annual National Water Media Competition, The Mystic Art Show, The Glastonbury Art Show, The Bethel Temple Art Show, and the ct. watercolor society 2001 spring show. At the Bethel Temple Art Show, Brian received first place for his drawing.
Having been recognized in the area for his creativity, diverse talent, and initiative, Brian has completed numerous assignments for area businesses, architects, developers, homeowners, friends, and art lovers alike. His most recent endeavors have included the creation of several bold, life-size murals depicting scenes from meadows, tropical islands, English country gardens, and more. In addition to these traditional artistic endeavors, Brian has received awards and recognition for his ice sculpting abilities, original landscaping creativity.