Brian Billadeau Arts & Creative

My whole life, I've been surrounded by and deeply involved in the arts. I'm a fine, graphic and commercial visual artist and photographer — traditional and experimental with multiple disciplines and mediums. I'm also a maker, woodworker and stained glass artist.

One of my projects on display at my NKB studio, is a series called “Lens Painted – my camera is my brush and everything becomes paint.” Simply explained, I create paintings with practiced motions like a brush by using scenes, objects and textures as paint with various exposure techniques. They're printed to canvas and hand-painted with acrylics for added texture, also adding artist papers and other materials to turn them into unique mixed-media works of art. As an artist working in several mediums, I love to blend, mix and push mediums. With this series, I've blurred the line between photography and painting, using no Photoshop or other digital manipulations, truly in-camera paintings with basic adjustments to color and exposure.

With a 30+ year career in arts and advertising, I've bridged both the traditional and digital worlds. While I'm professionally satisfied as a senior art director/designer in advertising, the fine arts are what I'm most passionate about. My work has received numerous recognitions, local and national awards, exhibited and published widely.