ABOUT THE ARTIST
Kent was born in 1960 in Colorado Springs, CO where he grew up in a home full of paintings and a family immersed in the arts. He was educated at Colorado University, Boulder, and Parsons School of Design, NYC. After studying in New York, he returned to Colorado and apprenticed with Denver artists Mark Daily and Ned Jacob. With numerous trips around the country and abroad as a plein-air painter, he has gained wide acclaim for his use of color.
Kent has had numerous one man shows in both the East and West. He is a member of the Salmagundi Club in NYC and is an associate member of Allied Artists of America. He shows at the National Arts Club, NYC; J.N. Bartfield Gallery, W. 57th Street, NYC; Claggett/Rey, Vail; www.claggettrey.com ; Gallery at Four India Street, Nantucket; http://www.galleryatfourindia.com/frames/frames.html and the Sportsmen’s Gallery, Atlanta, GA; http://www.sportsmansgallery.com. Additionally, he has exhibited at the National Wildlife Museum, WY; Fort Hunter Museum, PA and The Gilcrease Museum, OK.
Kent is represented in the collections of The Hearst Corporation, General Motors, Atlantic Richfield, the University of Missouri, Colorado National Bank, Delloitte, Haskens & Sells, The Woman's Bank, N.A., Mr. and Mrs. Richard Mellon Scaife, Blanca Pons-Sorolla, and Mr. & Mrs. Alvin Cohen, among others.
Kent has been featured in articles published in Southwest Art Magazine, Art Talk, and is regularly featured in Gray's Sporting Journal.