Brant is one of the top Maori jade artists working in Hokitika, which is the main Pounamu district of the west coast. He is a long time resident of the area, and very highly respected in the community.
Brant has a very unique but also very traditional style, and is well known for the large and complex ceremonial pieces he has carved for special events. His style ranges from very finely finished and formal carvings to his favourites, which are the big, chunky, traditional pieces which carry a raw, almost ancient feel to them. While he is a master of modern polishing techniques, he is also a mast of the old ways and tools, which combine to show the mark of the artist in the work.
Brant is a true artist and likes to carve pieces that are interesting and inspiring to him. As such, he does not carve large volumes of pieces, but concentrates on doing small numbers which have a real character and weight. This makes his work particularly rare and sought after.
Brant, along with Ross Crump, Luke Gardiner, and Peter Bishop, all work closely together and form the hub of the Pounamu artists' community in Hokitika, often exhibiting together and helping to further create an understaning of the culture and Pounamu as the sacred stone.