Thursday, February 16, 2017

Funky Fish 4 and 5

The Saint Augustine Lions Seafood Festival is the first weekend in March and I'm adding to the series of Funky Fish. These two, numbers 4 and 5, are 4"x4" colored pencil on wood. Catch me at the fest March 3-5 to hook one for yourself.

God bless,

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Pencil Sketch 1 and 2

Pencil Sketch 1

How has your 2017 started out? Did you make any resolutions? Have you stuck to them? Please comment and let me know how the year is starting out for you. I've made quite a few resolutions in my personal life. One is to remember that my health and family are more important than anything else. Over the past few years I've neglected my health, allowing stress and "busy work" to rule my life. This year, while resolving to create even more art than last year, I commit to doing so in a responsible manner. Let's see if I can walk that tightrope!

Pencil Sketch 2

These two pencil drawings are 5"x7" on paper, under $50, and available at

God bless,

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Weathered Sailor Hoodies

Weathered Sailor Hoodie

The Weathered Sailor hoodie is now available from Shore Lore Apparel. These are extremely soft, light weight hoodies perfect for layering or just keeping the breeze at bay. A portion of each sale is donated to the Sea Turtle Hospital at Whitney Lab here in Florida. You can get yours for $35 at today.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Gypsy's Moth

Gypsy's Moth
Bryan Collins
8"x10" colored pencil on wood, varnished surface

For some, the gypsy lifestyle of floating around without roots is attractive. Whether you like the idea of a community of traveling friends or the solitude of venturing about on your own, chances are that you've fantasized about wandering your way through life without ties. The bohemian style of colorful clothing and patterns is another beautiful aspect of the gypsy life. As for the moth, some believe frequent interactions with moths could mean that you are thinking too much about your destinations before undertaking the journey. A moth can also serve as a reminder not to be materialistic. There are numerous passages in the Bible that warn of moths corrupting material possessions, encouraging us to focus on the afterlife rather than the physical one. Thy gypsy has very little the moth can destroy. Perhaps this is a good model for living.

This original art has been created with Prismacolor Premier colored pencils on basswood and is varnished. The cradled backed is wired for hanging.

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God bless,

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

The Loch Ness Monster and The Little Mermaid

Nessie and Jon Boat

 After the recent new "sighting" of the infamous Loch Ness Monster, I couldn't help myself from drawing Nessie. Having seen and read too many documentaries and publications on the creature, she holds a special place in my heart. This is a 5"x7" ink and white pencil drawing that has been mounted to a cradled wood panel and varnished for display. The original work is sold.

How could I possibly make a drawing about nautical mythology without also creating one of everyone's favorite mermaid, Ariel. She combing her hair with a dinglehopper and dreaming of the greener grass on land. Like Nessie, this piece is also ink and white pencil on tan paper, mounted to wood and varnished. You can check the availability of the original HERE.


Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Pokemon Drawings

Charizard :: 5"x7" Prismacolor pencil on tan paper

With all of the talk lately about Pokemon Go, I couldn't help but tackle a few drawings of some pocket monsters myself. Hopefully, if you're into Pokemon, you'll enjoy my renditions of Charizard, Squirtle, Eevee, and Bulbasaur. Originals (if available) can be acquired through my Etsy shop. Prints are just $25 for all four or you can catch them individually for $7 each. Just email me at and let me know what you'd like.

Squirtle :: 5"x7" Prismacolor pencil on tan paper

Eevee :: 5"x7" Prismacolor pencil on tan paper

Bulbasaur :: 5"x7" Prismacolor pencil on tan paper