Brian Barkwell is an architect and artist living in Grand Rapids, MI.  As one of the Principal's at Via Design, Inc., he is recognized for his drawing and architectural talents. Painting has been a recent endeavor over the past few years and Barkwell is completely self-taught. He draws inspiration from the natural landscapes that he visits throughout Michigan and the Western US states. Barkwell's detail oriented pieces are done with oil paint on canvas or wooden panels.