I enjoy working with my hands and being creative. My paintings are the colors and shapes from my mind. I’m most concerned with composition and how all the elements of art relate to one another. I like opposites and try to explore that throughout. I like crisp hard edges and layers of transparent color.. I’m drawn to exploring; barely seeing what’s beneath each rich layer of color. I paint the unknown.

I sign my paintings on the back, never on the front. This allows the owner to orient the piece of art anyway they want to as often as they want.  I do show my preferred orientation on back.



John Brian Sommers (born August 17, 1965) is an American abstract artist. He was born in Canton, Ohio. He is self taught. He began painting abstract art in May of 2008. Brian was a member of the Sangres Art Guild in Westcliffe Colorado from 2008 to 2009. When there, he won best of show in a local competition. He lived thirty years in Sarasota Florida. Currently he resides with his wife Lillie in Aiken, South Carolina where he works out of his home studio designing new paintings to explore.


Any questions or comments or if you would like to purchase a painting please contact me
brian.sommers777@gmail.com or 330.466.6369