Brian Lei is an illustrator and artist living in San Francisco. He is known for doing realistic oil paintings. He graduated from CCA(California College of Arts) where he studied under many influential teachers. Brian received first place for John Steinbeck's Grapes of Wrath contest held by Comcast in 2007. He had also worked on several installed murals extending from San Francisco to Oakland as well as having art shows in Meridian Gallery and also the galleries of CCA. What he enjoys doing is researching on certain subjects like a detective and in order to communicate a message/story.