Brian Petro was born and raised in rural Central-Pennsylvania. He was educated in Sports Medicine and practiced for 6 years. During that time, he discovered that creating artwork was his true passion. His self-education continues through personal interaction and experimentation with materials and direct observation of artwork in public and private collections. Brian is self-taught, has received no formal training in the arts.
Brian is, and has been, represented by galleries in New York City, Hawaii, Philadelphia, New Orleans, Washington, DC and Rehoboth Beach, DE. His work is also on display in venues in Brazil, England, Italy and Spain. Past commercial clients include Absolut Vodka (who commissioned Brian to design the Absolut Dupont Circle advertisement), The Ritz Carlton Hotels, Saks Fifth Avenue, IBM (an 8 foot by 20 foot mural), and The Library of Congress.