Brian Cote

 Brian Cote - South Mountain Overlook Brian Cote - The Path Brian Cote - The Skies over Four Peaks Brian Cote - Above the Verde River Brian Cote - In the Distance Brian Cote - The Road Below Brian Cote - At Butcher Jone Brian Cote - Trails and Riverbeds Brian Cote - Berlioz Blue Brian Cote - Mustard Mountain at Warpaint Brian Cote - Desert Morning Wash from Above Brian Cote - Spring in the Desert Brian Cote - Colors of the Desert Brian Cote - Variegated Desert Brian Cote - The Sun and the Shade Brian Cote - Mackerel and Red Runner Brian Cote - Dusk Begins Brian Cote - Clouded Morning Light Brian Cote - Bright Light, Cool Desert Brian Cote - July Colors Brian Cote - Pinnacle Brian Cote - The Beginning of Summer Brian Cote - Kiwanis Vista Brian Cote - Sonoran Wash Brian Cote - Katherine Brian Cote - Buena Vista Brian Cote - South Mountain Morning Brian Cote - Monsoon
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South Mountain Overlook
 Brian Cote - South Mountain Overlook

48" x 72" oil

The Path
 Brian Cote - The Path

26" x 30" oil

The Skies over Four Peaks
 Brian Cote - The Skies over Four Peaks

SOLD 60" x 72" oil

Above the Verde River
 Brian Cote - Above the Verde River

24" x 30" oil

In the Distance
 Brian Cote - In the Distance

28" x 36" oil

The Road Below
 Brian Cote - The Road Below

72" x 48"  oil

At Butcher Jone's Beach
 Brian Cote - At Butcher Jone

30" x 40" oil

Trails and Riverbeds
 Brian Cote - Trails and Riverbeds

24" x 30"  oil

Berlioz Blue
 Brian Cote - Berlioz Blue

SOLD 42" x 70" oil

Mustard Mountain at Warpaint
 Brian Cote - Mustard Mountain at Warpaint

48" x 60" oil

Desert Morning Wash from Above
 Brian Cote - Desert Morning Wash from Above

16" x 20" oil

Spring in the Desert
 Brian Cote - Spring in the Desert

20" x 24" oil

Colors of the Desert
 Brian Cote - Colors of the Desert

24" x 36" oil 

Variegated Desert
 Brian Cote - Variegated Desert

40" x 50" oil

The Sun and the Shade
 Brian Cote - The Sun and the Shade

11" x 14" oil

Mackerel and Red Runner
 Brian Cote - Mackerel and Red Runner

24" x 30"  oil

Dusk Begins
 Brian Cote - Dusk Begins

18" x 24"  oil

Clouded Morning Light
 Brian Cote - Clouded Morning Light

20" x 30" oil

Bright Light, Cool Desert
 Brian Cote - Bright Light, Cool Desert

SOLD 15" x 20"    oil

July Colors
 Brian Cote - July Colors

SOLD 42" x 62" oil

Pinnacle
 Brian Cote - Pinnacle

SOLD  24" x 32" oil

The Beginning of Summer
 Brian Cote - The Beginning of Summer

18" x 28" oil

Kiwanis Vista
 Brian Cote - Kiwanis Vista

SOLD 40" x 60" oil 

Sonoran Wash
 Brian Cote - Sonoran Wash

SOLD 44" x 72"  oil

Katherine
 Brian Cote - Katherine

24" x 18" oil

Buena Vista
 Brian Cote - Buena Vista

SOLD 52" x 50" oil

South Mountain Morning
 Brian Cote - South Mountain Morning

SOLD 34" x 56"   oil

Monsoon
 Brian Cote - Monsoon

SOLD 16" x 22"   oil

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The making of art has always been with me. I have distinct memories of the joy I experienced orchestrating color and movement with crayon and paper. As I grew, I began to explore more precise imagery with pencil drawing, developing line and value to compete with the most detailed photograph. When I turned ten, my grandfather introduced me to watercolors and demonstrated how to make subtle gradations of blue in the sky. And then came Van Gogh! A middle school art teacher gave a slide presentation of various artists throughout history and there was Vincent. I was stunned by the rough truth of his vision. It was at that exact moment when I realized the power of art and I knew that was all I ever wanted to become, an artist.

Throughout my high school career I studied and emulated many painters. I would dissect and analyze the works in an attempt to understand both the process and the artist's vision. I received accolades from teachers, praising my potential and awards from many local and state competitions. As I moved on to college, I continued studying and learned the foundations of drawing, painting, sculpture and ceramics from many fine artists. Based upon the merit of my portfolio and complimentary references from professors, I received the distinction of Associate Professor of Art and began teaching in 1992.

Over the course of the next twenty years, I spent my time raising two amazing and successful children. Although the majority of my efforts were directed towards my son and daughter, I did squeeze in time for art. I began painting outdoors in 1996 along the Savannah River with an artist friend and co-oped a local gallery. During this time I continued teaching through private instruction, workshops, public demos and the Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art. My plein air painting morphed into landscape abstractions and my love of jazz became intertwined with the paint, creating compositions where color and form danced across the canvas. I was honored with great reviews and in 2000 I was awarded Best Visual Artist, Augusta, Georgia.

In 2001 I returned to Arizona, attended culinary school and graduated as a Le Cordon Bleu Chef with Gold Medal Honors. After cutting my teeth in the industry, I returned to the serious pursuit of art and becoming an artist in 2015. Once again I started from the beginning, refreshing my training through classical methods and traditional means, attending workshops and studying contemporary masters to rebuild a solid foundation for my art.

Today, I am quite drawn to works by Russian Impressionists both past and present. I find their freedom of paint application and abstraction combined with the earthy, rootedness of reality to be most beautiful. I'm in love with the sense of color, light, movement and the feeling of structure and weight in their compositions. In my own work I strive to use these elements to the fullest of my capability. I create my art with these ideals and I paint from life because I feel that the artist and his work are an extension of that spirit and can only be expressed by immersing oneself into that energy.

 

Paul Scott Gallery  -  7103 East Main Street  -  Scottsdale, AZ 85251  -  480-596-9533  -  Mon-Sat 11 am-5:30pm