Bryan Lopatic was born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. He now resides in Poquoson, Virginia. His interest in art began at the age of 10 by drawing pictures of childhood icons such as Evel Knievel and Bruce Lee. While a senior in High School, he earned a scholarship to the Pennsylvania Governors School for the Arts, at Bucknell University.
Bryan has been an illustrator for the U.S Air force for over 25 years. While in the Air Force, he earned his college degree as a graphic illustrator. His talent and knowledge strengthened over the years by working with talented folks who fortified his skills. Bryan developed "training processes" in the graphic/illustration career field for the Air Force, by which he was recognized. Many of his illustrations and/or paintings have been presented to generals, VIP's, dignitaries, and the Secretary of the Air Force. Bryan's first published cover painting is on the book, "Pearl Harbor, The Air Force Story". Due to his military affiliation Bryan has traveled to Japan, Korea, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, Alaska, Texas, Florida, Illinois, Nevada, and Virginia which have inspired his array of art.
Bryan is currently working with drawing materials, but has extensive experience in different mediums. One of his favorite tools to use is the airbrush when he paints. Bryan has taught workshops for the military, commercial art suppliers, community art organizations and has taught private lessons. He has taken workshops and studied with numerous artists along with portrait artist Daniel Greene, and illustrator Sorayama from Japan.
Bryan believes that anyone who has a "pursued interest" in art can develop his or her talent to the next level. Albert Einstein said, "Nothing happens till something moves..." So make the move and it will happen. DRAW ON!