Art has always been a part of Brian's life. Initially a hobby, it came naturally and drawing sea life consumed much of his childhood.

He attended the College of Design at Iowa State University, graduating with a BFA in Graphic Design. Since graduation, he has spent the last decade in the design field, creating award-winning branding and communications campaigns for a multitude of clients.

An artist at heart, painting brings him great fulfillment as he strives to capture aquatic life in dramatic portraits within the context of their natural environment.


Unfortunately, many of his subjects are exploited due to poor management of their species, ultimately leading to huge population declines. We believe it is our responsibility to be good stewards of the resources we have been given. The goal of Brian Buckles Artwork is to use art as a catalyst to raise awareness and funding for the proper management of marine life for generations to come.

I am an artist with the mission of inspiring conservation by creating Art for the Sea.