Brian McClear | Upward Hartford

Upward Hartford | Group Exhibition

I’m happy to announce that I’ve been invited to show six paintings at Upward Hartford during the month of November, alongside three other artists including Don Carter and six pieces from his Audubon 2.0 project!  Upward Hartford is Hartford’s newest co-working space and innovation hub at 20 Church Street, Hartford (aka the “stilts” building). …

Brian McClear | Name Fusion Arts Featured Artist

Fusion Art’s Artist Spotlight

I’m very happy to announce that I’ve been selected as Fusion Art’s Spotlight Artist for the month of September. Please find an excerpt from their press release below. Brian McClear Wins Fusion Art’s Artist Spotlight Solo Art Exhibition FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Palm Springs, CA) Fusion Art is pleased to announce that …

Cooperstown Art Association

I am very pleased to have a painting accepted for inclusion in the 82nd Annual National Juried Art Exhibition of the Cooperstown Art Association. July 14 – August 18. A special thanks to jurist Larry Brown for selecting my painting Fossil & Flower, 30″x 30″ oil on canvas. The Cooperstown Art …

A Contemporary Portrait Series

Ink & Oil is a series of 30″ x 40″ oil paintings in progress inspired by people and their art. Once relegated to sailors, combat veterans, and the counter culture, tattoos have become ubiquitous. Whether to commemorate a life event, to satisfy an impulse, to make a bold statement, or …

Susquehanna Art Museum Exhibition: Vessels

I am delighted to be included in the Susquehanna Art Museum(SAM) Vessels Exhibition alongside over 30 artists from around the country. Vessels will be on display from FRIDAY, MAY 12 – SUNDAY, AUGUST 6, 2017. The exhibition call for entries challenged artists to consider the functions and possibilities of a …

Lyme Art Association: An Exhibition in Four Acts

I am very happy to have 2 paintings accepted for Lyme Art Association’s “A Show in Four Acts”. Four new exhibitions, each with a different theme, on view Friday, March 17 – Friday, April 28 in LAA’s beautiful historic galleries. My paintings Avocado and Rivets 30″ x 30″ oil on …

A Series of Found Objects

Discards & Discovery is a series of 30″ x 30″ oil paintings in progress inspired by found objects. The statement below is an attempt to justify the pile of stuff that I refuse to get rid of. I paint what I find. I’m the person that buys a rusted hinge because …

Discards & Discovery: Fossil and Lily

Originally, I had a different plan for this painting. I found this fossil in a quarry in Sylvania Ohio when I was 14. The fossil is 300 million years old, give or take a 50 million years. The fossil is surprisingly heavy being comprised of mostly pyrite (fools gold). It …