Brian Richard Fisher was born in Uxbridge, England to Canadian parents in 1939. His family moved to Regina, Saskatchewan while he was still a child.
Fisher attended Regina College School of Art, at the University of Regina. He received further art education in Vancouver, British Columbia at the Vancouver School of Art now the Emily Carr University of Art and Design. He won a scholarship to study at L'Accademia di Belle Arti, Rome, Italy, where he spent two years.
Fishers first solo show was in 1965, at the New Design Gallery in Vancouver. He had many solo and group exhibitions, both national and international. His work was often abstract representational, he used bold colours, lines, and shapes. He worked with acrylic paint.
His work is represented in many public galleries, such as the National Gallery of Canada, the Vancouver Art Gallery, and the Art Gallery of Ontario, as well as several universities and private collections. His largest public work was a major mural, commissioned for Dorval Airport, Montréal. He is a member of The Royal Canadian Academy of Arts.
He held several teaching positions throughout his career. He taught at the Vancouver School of Art from 1964-65, the University of British Columbia in 1968, the University of Calgary in 1969, Banff Summer Workshop in 1973 and the University of Regina from 1976-1983.
Fisher met and married his wife, Joy Paull, while in Regina, they had two children and the family moved to Australia in 1983.
Fisher died in Adelaide, Australia in 2012.