Brian Dietz is a native Southern California artist. He is a graduate of Cypress College and California State University, Fullerton. Brian has over 30 years of art related experience. His career began as a cartographer, inking maps for a local map maker. He then took a job in the aerospace industry as a graphic designer. Eventually he became an art director/marketing specialist for a manufacturing company and a local transportation agency. As a freelance artist, he produced print ads which appeared in Architectural Digest, Veranda and several other national publications. Brian has also been commissioned for numerous projects ranging from illustrations to portraits, murals and fine art.
Brian is accomplished in most media. He works primarily in oil, acrylic and watercolor. Capturing open spaces, and the colorful drama of nature is his passion. The source for his paintings come from his travels around the United States. In addition to his brothers, current artists that have influenced and inspired him are, Mark Boedges, Romona Youngquist and Tony Couch. Brian has been a member of the Arts and Crafts association of America, Corona Art Guild and Menifee Arts Council where his painting "Winter B&B" captured Best of Show at Menifee's inaugural Juried Art Competition 2015.
In 1982 he married his wife whom he met in a college art class. They still reside in Southern California where they enjoy spending time with family. In 2003 Brian became permanently disabled. Click on the News tab for more information. Art can be incredibly therapeutic. Unable to work a regular job, Brian still paints on occasion. " I consider myself blessed that in spite of the constant discomfort caused by my illness, I still enjoy art. God used the adversity to bring me closer to Him. For that I am truly grateful. I thoroughly enjoy the creative process. I put myself into my paintings so I tend to paint scenes of peaceful places where I want to be. Producing art that other people enjoy provides me with a sense of purpose".