After studying Biology and Ecology at University and graduated with vague ideas of a career in scientific research. However Brin soon realised that he was much more interested in the way the natural world looked than any theories about how it worked. In recent years he has developed a more personal and expressive way of depicting the natural world in his oil paintings. The looser and atmospheric approach act as a kind of antidote to the precision of his illustration work.
Brin was born in 1957 and has always been fascinated by the natural world.
His interest in birds dates back to his early childhood, which he spent in Singapore and was captivated by the colourful tropical species in his back garden.
He gradually started to get his illustrations published and built up a folio of work for a variety of UK and European book and magazine publishers.
He regards himself to be very fortunate to live and work in the beautiful Suffolk countryside where much of the inspiration for his paintings comes from.