Kent’s paintings have won numerous awards and are represented in private collections throughout the United States. He is known for his unique and expressive use of color, as well as his black and white drawings. His wide range of subjects and variety of style are well known in contemporary art circles.

Born in Gunnison Utah, Kent developed a strong appreciation for nature as well as a fascination of the American West.  He can’t remember a time when he wasn’t drawing anything and everything that caught his eye. Kent began his formal art training at age 19 at the University of Utah.  He then moved to Los Angeles, where he attended the Los Angeles Art Center College of Design.  

Kent left the Los Angeles area in 1982, and now resides in Ojai, California, a setting of great natural beauty.  He feels Ojai is the perfect place to focus and sharpen his talent and continue his highly successful career in the art world.

Significant achievements:

Member of Ojai Studio Artist and a frequent participant in the annual OSA Tour

Previously represented by: Brittany Davis Gallery, Ojai CA | Primavera Gallery, Ojai CA | and Little Bird at Loretto Gallery, Sante Fe NM.

In the collections of: Ojai Valley Community Hospital Foundation’s Operation Picasso  |  Ojai Valley Museum  |  Ojai City Hall  |  Springville Museum of Art, Springville Utah  |  along with numerous private national and international art collections.

Artwork has been published on: posters for the city of Ojai | poster for Ojai Day 2015 | various Ojai festivals  | cover of Ojai Valley Visitors Guide  |  cover of Ojai Valley Directory (2019-2020)  |  a wine label for Topa Mountain Winery

ARTICLE: “Artistic Touch: Ojai couple specializes in Western art” | Ventura County Star, March 2016

VIDEO: “An Artistic Union” | Kent & Sharon Butler Exhibition at Primavera Gallery, 2014

Exhibited in the well-known Peppertree Ranch Art show, Santa Ynez Valley, CA

Concept Artist for NBC Studios, Los Angeles, CA