Brant Maclean brought new works for his latest series of paintings “Cityscape/Landscape”. These works were inspired by Detroit renaissance with the mixture of older architecture as well his respect for the natural landscapes surrounding the city. These new works were also a mixture of plein-air and studio works.
His interest in art dates back to his childhood, when his mother taught art in the public school system and also painted still-lifes at home. Mr MacLean minored in art in college, with some drawing, painting and photography classes, but did not pursue it again until about 20 years ago, when he began painting from a live model and plein-air painting with the Michigan Plein Air Painters, weekly. Brant is for the most part is self-taught, by looking at art, reading about art, learning from other artists, and by painting in studio as well in nature and public spaces.