About Brian Malachy Quinn
I started drawing and painting at an early age and began taking lessons at age nine. I have been influenced by many great artists such as Leonardo, Beatrix Potter, N.C. Wyeth and Arthur Rackham just to name a few. You can see those influences in my work. I enjoy doing both realistic and fanciful representations of animals and people in watercolors, digital, pen and ink, block prints and etchings. I live in Stow, Ohio with my family including my cat Mickey, who rules the roost.
Education and Work History
I have a BS and MS in Physics (MS concentrations of Theoretical and Computational Physics) and an MBA in Finance. I have been a researcher in polymer engineering, polymer science, optical engineering and radiation oncology I have taught for eight years at the University of Akron in the Physics Department. During this period I wrote and had published a supplemental text - "Astronomy: A Computational Approach" (Van-Griner 2011). I have sold four short stories to date.