Born in Houston, TX in 1979, Eric Breish spent his childhood in various cities in Texas and Oklahoma. Upon graduating high school, Breish joined the Marine Corps at age 18 and moved to San Diego, CA. in 1998.
After being honorably discharged and a decorated Sergeant in 2001, he attended Full Sail University in Florida where he earned an A.S. Degree in Recording Arts, a B.S. Degree in Entertainment Business and graduated Salutatorian in 2005. He returned back to San Diego in 2005 where he worked for a company that designed clothing for action sports companies such as Hurley and Billabong. It was these formative years that planted the creative seed and would ultimately grow into an interest in visual arts.
In 2007, Eric moved back to Houston, TX where everything would change. While visiting Houston’s arts district, Eric came across a gallery called New Gallery. It’s here that he first saw the work of internationally known artist Andreas Nottebohm. Immediately he was fixated with metal art. A meeting soon took place between Eric and Andreas and a strong friendship developed. In 2008, Eric started studying under Andreas and has been ever since. It was this mentorship that pushed Eric to find his own voice artistically while carrying on the tradition of this very unique style of metal art.
Although Eric doesn't currently have a formal degree in art, he believes the lack of formal education has allowed him to create a style that is not only unique and powerful, but one that can't be learned inside of a classroom. It’s his mentorship and dedicated studio hours that have allowed him create an impact in the South Texas art scene. Eric has shown in group and solo exhibitions in South Texas and his work resides in private, public and corporate collections throughout the United States.