Born in London in 1948 Brian emigrated to Australia at the age of eight with his family.
Brian served in the Australian army during the days of national service. His ability with a camera or pencil caused him to be utilised as an infantryman/photographer and recording his battalions tour for both intelligence purposes and posterity as well as providing sketches for newsletters etc.
His foray into print publishing came as a result of his first prize in Sydney's Royal Easter show in 1993. This took him to Britain and involvement with Cramston Fine Arts as a print publisher of historical subjects.