Timeline

The paintings of Brian Atyeo are well known for their bold and spiritual impressions of Jazz figures and the Canadian landscape. His work is a constant exploration of colour and form showing remarkable confidence.
Atyeo was born and raised in Toronto and also the Peterborough area. He worked as a freelance artist during his high school years before moving to Calgary, taking a position with Nelson MacDonald Design as an illustrator apprentice. Not long after, Atyeo ventured on his own to open B.A. Architectural Rendering Services.
Over the next few years, business grew into a profitable multi-purpose illustration and interior design firm. Becoming more successful and surrounding himself with highly competent associates, freed up his time to pursue his creative endeavors.
By 1980, Atyeo was showing his work in Calgary, Edmonton and Toronto, devoting his time fully to painting. Without constraints of business for the first time in his career, he could focus on creative painting and workshop instruction
Atyeo’s art explores the use of Design Elements, Design Principles and the use of materials in a unique reaction to contemporary life experience. Atyeo is a member of the Canadian Society of Painters and Watercolours (C.S.P.W.C.) and the Ontario Society of Artists (O.S.A.) His work is found throughout Canada, United States and Europe in corporate, government and private collections.

Exhibitions

2003
New York Art Expo, New York City, New York
Harbour Gallery, Mississauga
2001
Contor Galleries
2000
Harbour Gallery, Mississauga
Wallace Gallery, Calgary
Harbour Gallery, Mississauga
1999
Harbour Gallery, Mississauga
1998
Wallace Gallery, Calgary
Harbour Gallery, Mississauga
1997
Harbour Gallery, Mississauga
1996
Harbour Gallery, Mississauga
1995
Harbour Gallery, Mississauga
1992
Memorial Hospital Benefit Show, Sudbury, Ontario
1991
Harbour Gallery, Mississauga
1990
Wallace Gallery, Calgary
1988
Sandpiper Gallery, Amherstburg, Ontario
1987
McPherson Gallery, Ottawa
1986
Ontario Society of Artists, Toronto
Beckett Gallery, Toronto
Gallery on the Lake, Buckhorn, Ontario
1984
Horizon Art Gallery, Edmonton