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My name is Brian Joseph started painting at the tender age of 33 in 1986. I created my own style based on the fictitious Bydee People and thus I am called the Bydeeman. My art focuses on education, promotes diversity and positivity in general. I am an artist, poet and a motivational speaker. I have five published books: Color Me Bydee, Happy Calypso Clowns, People Come In All Colors, Words of Bydee, and We Love Teaching. Some of my art commissions were for Texas A&M University, City of Austin, Texas State Reading Association, The University of Texas, The Catholic Diocese of Corpus Christi, National Education Agency, National Association of Social Workers, Family Eldercare and The North Texas Children’s Choir. Some of his mural commissions were for Colgate University, Auburn University, Advocacy Incorporated, Best Elementary School, Del Valle Junior High ‘School, Blackshear Elementary and Oak Springs Elementary. Over the years I have received numerous awards and honors, including the TNOYS Spirit of Giving Award and The Austin Links Honoree of Community Arts Award. I was one of four artists featured in the KLRU television In Concept documentary. I was born in Trinidad. I am a self-taught artist. I have a BA in Sociology and Anthropology from Tougaloo College and a MA in Urban Studies from Trinity University.
My art is colorful and happy. The message transcends race, color and political beliefs. I embrace this opportunity to make the world a better place for all to live in.