Trey is an artist and illustrator living in West Virginia where he paints and draws for galleries and exhibitions. Bryan received a BFA in Illustration from Ringling College of Art and Design in 2009 as well as a member of the Society of Illustrators in New York City. Shortly after graduating, he moved to Kansas City where he began an apprenticeship with Mark English, an American illustrator and painter. His drawings and paintings during his time in Kansas City included collaborations with The Kansas City Symphony, The Kansas City Chiefs, and The Lyric Opera. He has published several books of his drawings, including a collection of his work from his tenure as Artist-in-Residence at the historic Hotel Phillips in Kansas City, Mo. Shortly after making his mark in the Midwest, Trey moved to New Orleans, to draw the Crescent City architecture and listen to the worlds greatest jazz bands. After bartering drawings in the streets and bars, and selling them at the famed art markets, Trey met the gallery owner and director of the Elliott Gallery, Catherine Betz. Shortly after, he became the first contemporary artist in the last two decades to join the ranks with noticeable artist such as Matisse, Chagall, Dali and Picasso. In 2019, Trey was awarded the prestigious Denis Diderot Grant to attend the Artist-in-Residence program at Château d’Orquevaux in France. Joining internationally acclaimed artists, Trey painted all over the french countryside and was inspired by the breathtaking countryside of the Champaign region. Still exhibiting in New Orleans, Bryan has now settled his home base in Lewisburg West Virginia, where he has a studio and gallery open to the public, located in the historic downtown on Court street. He has also accepted an “Artist in Residence” position at Beaverdam Falls, Virginia’s premier nature preserve, nestled in the Allegheny Highlands. Trey spends much of his time traveling in the direction of his latest painting, creating large scale murals and filling one sketchbook after another with his writing and drawing. You can find him most days in the mountains painting, or at his studio on Court St in downtown Lewisburg.
Often. you'll see Trey painting or sketching on the property. If you'd like him to paint a lasting memory for you during your stay at Beaverdam Falls, contact him below.