Brian Sindler

Acrylic | Gouache

I once stated on a public forum that artists often say, ” just paint shapes.” Then I asked, “are you so concerned with painting shapes that you forgot why you painted in the first place?

I received a response from a fellow artist who said, “all painting is just shapes; just depends how much you want to refine them”.

I responded, “Perhaps but it’s kind of like saying all life is just carbon.”

The artist Mark Rothko famously said, “There is no such thing as good painting about nothing,”

I am driven to create works of art that capture the emotion and feeling of night. The peacefulness in the evening is the mood I’m most interested in conveying.

Nighttime is the painter’s equivalent to music in a minor key.

I hope that looking at my work the viewer will feel a sense of calm.


Artwork by Andrew McDermott
Artwork by Andrew McDermott
Artwork by Andrew McDermott
Artwork by Andrew McDermott



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Colour and Composition


Technique Demos


Providing Art Critiques

For Emerging Artists

Am I An Emerging Artist?

As an emerging artist, you have been painting regularly and feel fairly confident in your one unique style. 

You've taken workshops/courses and have already been selling your work to friends, family, and in community shows, markets and beyond.

Now you're ready to take it to the next level!


  • art critiques - getting expert feedback on your artwork
  • selling - learn how to sell your artwork
    • pricing
    • building your brand and marketing, leveraging social media well
    • earning a steady income in an unsteady economy
    • how to approach galleries and/or go solo successfully
  • business skills - learn the mechanics of creating and sustaining a business as an artist
  • production - studio set-up and time management to maximize production
  • art licensing - what products to create, how to find a reputable producer

More than an Art Workshop


2-hr monthly
videoconference session with MASTER ARTIST, NAVIGATOR and small group

Practice-based HOMEWORK


Additional 1-hr session mid-month with NAVIGATOR and GROUP. Navigator permanently assigned to your group, accountable for your growth trajectory

CONFIDENTIAL discussion board for you and your group, with 24hr access to session RECORDINGS

CHOOSE a new Master Artist every 6 to 8 months to bring NEW EXPERTISE and SKILL TRAINING

About The Artist

Artwork by Andrew McDermott

A painter of tonalist landscapes, Brian Sindler received his art training at the American Academy of Art and the French-style atelier School of Representational Art. A former musician,

Brian did not take up painting until his early 30’s. Since then, his emotive landscapes have claimed numerous awards, including the 2018 Gold Medal at the National Society of Painters in Casein and Acrylic,

2018 Best of Show at Paint Grand Traverse, 2015 Best New Artist to Easton, and 2011 Best of Show at the Door County Plein Air Festival. Recent Publication include “3 to Watch,” Fine Art Connoisseur and the featured article and cover of Plein Air Magazine.

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