Bryan Chubb was born in Edmonton, Alberta and grew up in small towns in Alberta and British Columbia. He began painting in the early 1970's and in 1975 left a position as graphic artist/cartographer with the Canadian Wildlife Service to paint full time. That was soon followed by a solo exhibition at the Edmonton Art Gallery (now Art Gallery of Alberta). Though based in the Edmonton area for 30 years, has traveled and painted throughout western Canada, and occasionally beyond. In 1999, moved to the Cariboo Region in north central British Columbia where he has a home and studio.