Kent’s paintings have won numerous awards and are represented in private collections throughout the United States. Born in Gunnison Utah, Kent Butler developed a natural interest in nature as well as 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 is known for his unique and expressive use of color, as well as his black and white drawings in a wide range of subjects and variety in style well known in contemporary circles.