Brian Romagnoli



Brian Romagnoli is a leading Canadian Historical

 Artist, Designer, and Muralist. 


 Born in St.Catharines,  Ontario (near Niagara Falls),  

 Brian was raised in the nearby picturesque town of 

 Lincoln in the heart of Niagara's fruit and wine country.

 Testimony to his family's more than a century-long 

 tradition of farming, trades, and professions is Brian's 

 positive attitude, work ethic, and resourcefulness when

 approaching any new project.


 A graduate of both the Ontario College of Art & Design University in Toronto 

 and the University of Guelph, Brian continued with post-graduate Renaissance

 studies at the British Institute of Florence, ItalyIn the years following, his 

 career would  follow some very diverse paths of experience including graphic 

 design & advertising ;  publishing & promotion ;  architectural rendering ;  historic 

 building restoration consulting ;  medical illustration ;  archival research ; museum 

 conservation & display ;  history writing ;  teaching ;  public speaking ;  portraiture ; 

 heraldry ;  historical art,  & murals.


 After exhibiting widely throughout Canada, Brian became the first Canadian artist 

 to be commissioned by Royal Copenhagen of Denmark to design a series of 

 Christmas collector plates in 1990-91.   For Canada's 125th birthday in 1992, he 

 painted an innovative portable mural entitled "From Sea Unto Sea" which became

 widely endorsed as a heritage primer, with its hundreds of illustrated images of 

 Canada's history spread over the map of Canada.  Perhaps the most memorable 

 moment in Brian's career to date was the 1997 presentation of his historic mural 

 painting  "500 Years of Royal Canada" to H.M. Queen Elizabeth II in a

 private ceremony at Her Majesty's official Canadian residence, Rideau Hall in Ottawa. 


 Over the past 25 years, Brian has designed & painted over 45 large-scale murals

 across Canada, and more recently in California, U.S.A.   These murals have made a

 significant impact on Education, Tourism, and Economic Development, and have

 helped to define the visual history of several Communities and Corporations.  Some

 reach exterior heights of 50' high or 100' wide, while others are tailored for interior

 lobbies or board room offices.  Clients and sponsors have ranged from cities, towns, 

 businesses, and major corporations, each with their own individual story to tell. 


 Concurrent with his professional life, Brian has over the years accepted several

 leadership and supporting roles in the local heritage community of Niagara, including

 being Past Chairman of the Niagara Regional Architectural Heritage Association,

 (1993-96), Charter Member (1989) and Past Chairman (1992-2006) of the Lincoln

 Heritage Committee, and a Board Member (1985-1995) and Past Chairman (1991-

 1993) of the Jordan Historical Museum Board of Trustees.  Also in his hometown,

 he became a Charter Member of the Lincoln Chamber  of Commerce (1985), and

 Charter Member of the Rotary Club of Lincoln in 1996.  Participating in its 

 innaugaural meeting at the University of Guelph, Brian was a Charter Member of 

 Community Heritage Ontario in 1990.  From 1990 to 1993, Brian served on the  

 Alumnus Editorial Advisory Board of the University of GuelphIn  1995-96, he

 participated as a Charter Member of the Niagara Gateway Project Steering

 Committee which lead to the Bi-National Gateway Expo and Doors Open Niagara

 and Western New York.  Expressing his loyalty to Queen & Country, Brian became a

 Charter Member of the Niagara branch of the Monarchist League of Canada 1n 1996. 

 More recently, he has served as a volunteer board member of the Niagara Heritage

 Alliance, based in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario.


 On recommendation of the Toronto-based Canadian Royal Heritage Trust, Brian

 became a recipient of the Queen's Golden Jubilee Medal in 2002.  In the same year,

 he received the Award of Excellence in the Arts from the Canadian Italian Business

 & Professional Association (CIBPA Niagara).   In 2006, Brian was awarded a Rotary

 International Paul Harris Fellowship, and was made an Honorary Member by the

 Rotary Club of Essex, Ontario.  Twice, he has received a Good Citizen Award from the 

 Town of Lincoln, ON, and has been the recipient of Ontario Volunteer Service Awards

 for 5, 10, 15, and 20 years.  Over the course of time, the trust Brian has cultivated 

 among patrons and the public has permitted him opportunities of regional, national,

 and international scale.



About the Artist