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Born at the base of the beautiful Wasatch Mountains, Brian began exploring and sketching the world—as most children do—at a very early age. He continued to pursue not only his artistic path through traditional schooling, higher education, and endless hours of practice, but also his love of storytelling. Utilizing his natural illustrative and creative design sense, he began writing and illustrating his own books through his teens and on into adulthood.
Intrigued by the Science Fiction and Fantasy genres, many of Hailes’ projects reflect elements of the fantastic, but he also appreciates the beauty and elegance in fine art masterpieces by the likes of Bouguereau, Waterhouse, Alma-Tadema, and many others. He also feels a certain draw to the styles and ideals of the Pre-Raphaelite brotherhood of the mid-nineteenth century.
Hailes studied illustration and graphic design at Utah State University where he received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, as well as the Academy of Art University in San Francisco.
Having received several awards for his art from across the country, including Winner of the L. Ron Hubbard Illustrators of the Future contest out of Hollywood, his artwork has also been featured in the 2017-2020 editions of Infected By Art.
While continually pursuing progress and improvement by way of technique and application in his own works, he also keeps busy with design and commission work for a diverse clientele, including book covers, magazine illustration, corporate design as well as private commissions.
Hailes currently lives in Salt Lake City with his wife and four boys, where he continues to write, paint and draw regularly.
His work can be see at the following links: