Brian was introduced to soft pastels while attending the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design where he received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 1990. Inspired by nature, he tries to capture the essence of light, atmosphere and mood in his work and he wants people to notice and appreciate the beauty seen in everyday life.
His work has won numerous awards on both local and national levels and has been featured several times in Pastel Journal’s Annual Pastel 100 Competition. He holds signature status in the Pastel Society of America and is currently the Vice President of the Chicago Pastel Painters. He is represented by Button-Petter Gallery in Douglas, MI and Proud Fox Gallery in Geneva, IL. His work can also be viewed at www.sauerlandstudio.com. He currently resides in Palatine, Illinois, with his wife and two children.