I attended John Herron Art Institute where Loren Dunlap introduced me to the finer points of two dimensional design and consider myself lucky to have worked with Helen Frankenthaler among others at Tulane's Sophie Newcomb. After Tulane, I was selected to work on the Owenite restoration Project in New Harmony, Indiana and was an adviser and instructor for the Blaffer Foundation Art Project that followed.
Now, I paint pictures of people, purple trees and orange skies, and cupcakes the size of watermelons that are in private and public collections across the USA, Europe and Japan including the Houston Museum of Art, Tulane University, The Blaffer Foundation Collection, and the Hawaii State Foundation for Culture and the Arts. I write offbeat fiction that some describe as magical realism and have two novels presently in distribution (‘Einstein’s Road Trip’ and ‘Another Christmas Tale’ – check them out if your time allows at brinnerart.com/bigoscar).
I also own a little bar called Kahale Beach Club in Kihei on the southern coast of Maui where I can take refreshment and go watch the whales play. Drop by and say hello next time you're in town.Maui has been home since I came to Hawaii by chance in the summer of nineteen seventy eight. As an artist and writer, I can survive in one place about as well as any other, so why not wake to a pleasant day?