Brian Lancaster was born in Atherton, near Manchester Lancaster in 1931. He attended Bolton College of Art 1946-1949, further examinations taken at Manchester College of Art, followed by specialised studies at Southport College 1949-1952. He worked as a graphic designer in Canada for several years and on returning to the U.K., settled in the Bristol area working as a designer and illustrator. Brian lived and worked from his studio in the idealic hamlet of Waterley Bottom Gloucestershire. He tended to work mostly in water-colour supplemented with some acrylic and oils. Brian is still regarded as one of the country`s leading water-colourists specialising in Town and Cityscapes, Rural, Marine and Railway subjects. Brian was an Elected Member, Bristol Savages (1969), Full Member, Guild of Railway Artists (1990), Royal Society of Arts (1995) and a Full Member, Royal Society of Marine Artists. Brian`s work has been regularly exhibited at Bristol Savages, Royal West of England Academy, Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours (Mall Galleries), London, Royal Watercolour Society, Royal Society of Marine Artists, Royal Society of British Artists and Bristol City Art Gallery Marine Exhibition. His works are in many private and public collections including: Bristol Savages Permanent Collection, Bristol City Museum, Archaeology Dept., Duke and Duchess of Beaufort, Badmington House Gloucestershire, Sir William McAlpine Bt. Sir William Halcrow (Bridge Designers) Singer & Freilander Ltd. and has been represented in Who`s Who in Art since 1988. His work has featured in many international publications, commissioned by the Royal Mail (Commemorative Cover), Calendars for Major Shipping Lines, National and International Companies.