About William Brisland

About William Brisland

William Brisland is an established Interior Designer working on corporate projects throughout the Greater Toronto Area. His hobby is painting in his favourite medium, water colour. A Canadian of Scottish descent, landing in Canada in 1974.

The subjects most loved by the artist are scenes by the harbours, especially those witnessed along the east coast of Canada such as Grand Manan Island, Newfoundlandʼs Pouch Cove and the Bay of Fundy where the conversation and warmth of the local inhabitants is inspiring and uplifting.

His philosophy in his design practice over the years is one of “giving back” and William has strived to keep this principle alive and well by imparting some of his knowledge to the students of the interior design department at Humber College over the last 30 years.

William works solely on 140 lb cold pressed water colour paper as it has a texture and tooth on the surface that welcomes the brush and pigment without having to wrestle the colours into submission.