The story so far…
After spending his teenage years at art college Brian’s career took him straight on to undertake a long apprenticeship in the art of traditional signwriting and goldleaf gilding.
During his time as an apprentice in Bradford, West Yorkshire, Brian was privileged to work alongside (and learn from) highly skilled artisans in all of the arts and crafts associated with sign writing and gilding, including reverse glass gilding and architectural gilding. They taught him well! His teachers were, by anyone’s standards, amongst the best in the signage business of that era. He still has the utmost respect for, and very fond memories of, the people who taught him his skills many years ago.
Over the next decade Brian (who had by then become known locally as ‘Brian the Brush’ due to his expertise with the signwriter’s brushes!) decided to start up his own sign writing and gold leafing business. What else could he call it, other than BRIAN THE BRUSH?
His business rapidly grew and he gained an excellent reputation in his field, initially concentrating just on the Yorkshire area, but eventually gaining a nationwide reputation as one of the country’s finest traditional sign writers and gold leaf gilders.
Over the four decades Brian has watched signage ‘fads’ come and go. The traditional skills and values he holds have always been required and there is currently a huge surge in the demand for quality traditional signage. Consequently, we are as busy as we’ve ever been! Brian and his team travel nationwide creating superb signage and gilding projects for trade and public alike.
Brian is proud to be a true artisan of the ‘old school’ traditional skills and values associated with hand signwriting and goldleaf gilding. Unlike some companies offering hand painted signage, Brian the Brush is a GENUINE time-served traditional signwriter and gilder, and also something of an original and one-off himself!
In summary, Brian the Brush Ltd is a family run business led by a man with outstanding artistic ability and a team packed with enthusiasm for the art of traditional signage and gilding. No project is viewed as too big, small, or difficult so please get in touch to tell us about your requirements.
Please browse our portfolio where you will see just a small selection of the projects we have undertaken, all of which show the wide range and diversity of the team’s artistic skills. Feel free to give us a call to chat with Brian or one of the team about your project.