Artist Spotlight

The Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts


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Brian Alton Higgins

The Orange Bush, pastel

Coming to Dinner, pastel


Brian Alton Higgins
Within the past eight years, Higgins’ paintings have been juried into sixty major national shows and twelve museum exhibitions in thirty-two states. His work has received eleven prestigious awards, been featured in several shows (two in NYC) and is in public and private collections in fifteen states.
Higgins, who studied at Boston’s Emerson College, Museum of Fine Arts, and the Motion Pictures School, Fort Monmouth, NJ. has been painting, primarily in pastels, for twenty-five years. He is listed in Who’s Who in American Art, and Who’s Who in America. His work has been reviewed in several major Sunday newspapers and “featured artist” sections.

Artist Statement
“ My wish is to create paintings that generate some pleasure, inspiration and affection. If they do, perhaps they will share a home for a generation or two”.



Elected Artist Memberships
Academic Artists Association
Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts
The Degas Pastel Society
Oil Pastel Association
Pastel Society of America

Allied Artists of America
Pastel Painters Society of Cape Cod
Pastel Society of the West Coast
Lyme Art Association


Emergence, pastel

Mountain Laural, pastel


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