His inspiration and chosen subject came to him early. Growing up with three family dogs, Longley felt the significant bond between man and his faithful companion threefold. From the first encounter to the final farewell, Longley’s art is dedicated to exploring our relationships with dogs.
As a self-taught artist, Longley has come to some deeper realizations about his passion for art. According to Brett, “Art is not something I do, it is who I am. It is not something I turn on and off, but with every breath it makes a deeper impact in my life. It is like a hunger that never goes away. To me, artists are children at play but instead of pail and shovel in a sandbox, artists play with brushes, paint and other cool stuff. The true joy of creating and an attitude of play is what I strive to show in my work.”