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.
Kent’s significant achievements include:
Member of Ojai Studio Artist – and a frequent participant in the annual OSA Tour
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.
Previously represented by: Primavera Gallery, Ojai CA; and Little Bird at Loretto Gallery, Sante Fe NM
Exhibited in the well-known Peppertree Ranch Art show, Santa Ynez Valley, CA
Artwork published on: posters for the city of Ojai, Ojai Day, and various Ojai festivals | cover of Ojai Valley Visitors Guide | cover of Ojai phone book | and a wine label for Topa Mountain Winery.
Concept Artist for NBC Studios, Los Angeles, CA