After graduating with a degree in Environmental Design from the University of Manitoba, Brian Lund spent the early years of his career surveying in rural Manitoba, indulging his love for nature and the outdoors. Traveling, camping, hiking and cycling have always been favorite pastimes. Since retiring in 2003 from a career in digital mapping at the City of Winnipeg, he works most days in his Winnipeg studio or outdoors gathering inspiration for new artistic works. Brian is a self taught artist. He welcomed the opportunity to illustrate his first book, G is for Golden Boy: A Manitoba Alphabet.