Bryan A. Collins - Artist and Author

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Last updated on Dec 17, 2020

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About bryancollins

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On Etsy since 2007

Bringing Pieces From the Dream World to Reality

In middle school I met with a mentor on Wednesday afternoons. He was an older gentleman who looked like he had just stumbled off a pirate ship with a load of art supplies he'd pillaged from the craft store. He introduced me to a particular brand of colored pencils and I became fascinated. I wanted to push them to the limit and make their colors tell stories. I had already loved doodling and his instruction showed me that there was another level to creating art. I devoted myself to studying M.C. Escher, Alphonse Mucha, Norman Rockwell, and Dr. Suess.

After landing my first solo show at the Art Whino gallery in 2009, I have dedicated myself full-time to the creation of whimsical surrealism. I currently tour the comic convention circuit showcasing my work in Artist Alleys around Florida, and participate in gallery exhibits nationwide. I look forward to each experience creating and showing art, as well as meeting and communicating with collectors and appreciators from around the world.

I love when adults say my work makes them feel like kids again, and when children say my work makes them want to grow up to be artists. Bringing both ends of the spectrum together is my portal to the whimsical world. I've struggled with poor eyesight my whole life so as a child I was drawn to contrasting colors. They made images easier for me to decipher and I now use color combinations I've taken from personal experiences.

I've worked with nearly every artistic medium out there and continue to work with paint and ink, but colored pencils are where I feel most at home. It was my wife Rachel who suggested that I try them out on wood because framing under glass is so risky to ship. The basswood I use takes the pencil so well and even shows a tiny bit of grain through the finished pieces. I love the small textures that make each piece even more unique and I now prefer wood to all other substrates.

I hope you connect with my world of whimsy the way I do. I there is a particular piece you would like more information about, or would like to discuss commissioned work, feel free to message me and I will reply right away. God bless!


Shop members

  • Bryan Collins

    Owner, Creator

    I began my art career making band posters and creating illustrations for published short stories and poems. I later became a tattoo artist and from there, evolved into an exhibiting painter and full time illustrator.

  • Bryan and Rachel Collins

    Creative Input

    Me and my better half. My wife is always there when I need to bounce ideas off someone. She also helps with marketing, sales, and shipping.

Production partners

  • Screen printing shop

    Saint Augustine South, FL

    This shop applies my art to the apparel through screen printing and embroidery.

  • Printing Shop

    St. Augustine, FL

    Independent printing company

  • Sticker printing company

    Reno, NV

    Sticker printing company

Shop policies

Last updated on May 9, 2022
All originals are wrapped up like fragile little babies and carefully packed for shipping. Prints are packed between two foam boards and/or cardboard to arrive perfectly flat and straight. Apparel is shipped in tear-proof packaging or cardboard boxes for larger items like hoodies and hats.

Normally your purchase will be shipped the same or next day unless I am out of town for an art show which is usually on the weekends. Any purchases made between Friday and Sunday will probably be shipped on Monday.

Please understand that I am not responsible for packages lost or stolen once they leave my studio. This is the complete and total responsibility of the shipping carrier (USPS, UPS, FedEx, etc.) I purchase labels through Etsy and they have tracking numbers. If tracking says your item has been delivered and you can't find it, please contact your local post office to have them trace the GPS coordinates for the delivery. I have no control over the shipping process once I drop your order off in the mail. Thank you for understanding.

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Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns
Contact me within: 3 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 7 days of delivery
I don't accept exchanges or cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Returns and exchange details
If your item arrives damaged, please send me photos IMMEDIATELY so that we can begin a claim with the shipping provider. Since originals can be fragile and are all one-of-a-kind I prefer them to take only one trip by mail, so please be ready to own the art forever when you purchase. I can provide as many photos and as much information as you need before you make your purchase. If you truly are unsatisfied with the art I will do what I can to make it right. If an item must be exchanged or returned, I do require that you pay all return fees and I will need you to ship the item back exactly as I shipped it to you , with all the same packaging materials, packed the same way as it arrived. A restocking fee may apply to cover new packing materials, relisting/advertising costs, or restoration of originals.

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All items are well packed. Orders will be shipped within 1-3 business days on average. I use USPS First Class mail for smaller items such as shirts and prints 8"x10" and smaller. Original works 8"x10" or larger which need to be boxed usually ship via FedEx in the USA. Out of USA orders go standard international Air Mail and vary in delivery times.