Brian Croft
Painting the History of Vancouver and British Columbia

Speaking Engagements

Brian Croft is available for public speaking engagements.


  • Ideal for historical societies, museum and community speaking programs, service clubs and executive clubs.
  • A colourful Powerpoint Presentation narrated by the artist.
  • Over 80 historical paintings in full colour will be seen.
  • 45 - 60 minutes duration, customized as required.
  • Question Period, if requested.


Brian's presentation is an energetic, compelling, colourful and sequential visual tour of his journey.  He will speak of the evolving nature of his work with a special emphasis on the intriguing nature of the historical research required to render each canvas as a legitimate portrayal of our past. He will also introduce each painting in a way that lets the viewer to step into warm and sensitive scenes of our past and the past lives of our ancestors in Vancouver and British Columbia.



Brian Croft is a former fighter pilot with the Canadian Forces.  Today he is a widely recognized artist whose work emanates from the beautiful locales surrounding Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.  He has introduced a historical and heritage perspective into his work and this has become the focal element and trademark of his various collections.  Brian's major works are now rendered on canvas and his meticulous research and paint process continues to produce highly detailed and evocative paintings of our past.  He resides in Langley, B.C. and has created over 380 works.


A few of my Previous Public Presentations:

"History and Art, My Journey" Surrey Museum and Archives, Surrey, BC



Maple Ridge Historical Society,  Maple Ridge, BC




Artswest at Newton Cultural Center, Surrey, BC



"Riding the Rails with a Paintbrush", Surrey Museum, BC




Vancouver Public Library, Central Library


For more information please contact VPL - Events Calendar or Special Collections at 604-331-3778