Bryan Roberts has been a fine arts professional for over 30 years. After working for a decade as an exploration geologist, Bryan entered the field of antiques and fine art in Chicago in early 1990 with an initial focus on American paintings and early furniture. In 1991, he and his wife Linda moved to Columbus, Ohio where he later founded The Bryan H. Roberts Gallery, a fine arts gallery that carried American, European, and Scandinavian artwork. In 2010, he co-founded and co-owned Brandt-Roberts Galleries, which is one of the largest fine art galleries in Columbus. During his years there, he and his business partner produced numerous exhibitions, partnered with various charitable and art-related organizations such as BalletMet, and worked closely with other galleries and the Columbus Museum of Art.
In 2014, Bryan sold his interest in the gallery and moved to Sarasota, where he and his wife now live full time. Currently, he is the owner of Bryan H. Roberts Appraisal Services, which offers appraisals and valuations plus help in selling and downsizing. He is certified in the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practices Equivalent and works with a wide variety of clients, including wealth management companies, estate attorneys, area guardians, and private clients.
Bryan is a member of the Florida State Guardianship Association and currently serves on the board of the local FSGA chapter. He is a past president of the Sarasota County Aging Network, a non-profit that provides grants to other non-profits benefiting seniors in need and is also a board member of PEL, an area non-profit whose resale store profits support programs and scholarships for at-risk and disadvantaged youth.