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Paul Brent arrives for the 2014 summer season.

Paul Brent, coastal artist.

Fairweather House and Garden presents an opening exhibition of the new work by summertime artist Paul Brent on Friday, June 27th. 11:am -5:pm, complimentary mimosas and a light brunch will be offered. And, too, the artist will make an appearance between 11:am to 1:pm!

“If we have customers after 1:pm I can always stay longer. If there are any inquiries for meeting me later I can always come back for an appointment meeting.” –Paul

“One of the unexpected pleasures of an artist returning to a place year after year, as in this case, Paul Brent, is that every summer is a sort of homecoming. Returning artists, find everything as they left it, the oceans, the skies, the beach…as if they merely stepped out for an errand then returned…a year later to restore, relax and recapture moments desired and longed for. And so it goes forward, against a familiar backdrop, one notices breathtaking new work and endless inspirations for the season.” –D. Fairweather.

Paul Brent has had a remarkable career as a designer, architect and painter. His art work is lusciously painted and perfectly composed for Seaside to Seaside, coast to coast, and ocean to ocean. Paul Brent is an artist whose work has become internationally known to represent the coastal lifestyle. From his watercolors to his recent oil paintings he captures nature in its best and most idyllic form. While being best known for his beach subjects, he has painted florals and landscapes that are equally indicative of his talent to recreate all aspects of nature. He especially enjoys painting local scenes and beachscapes that he views near his two home studios in Panama City, Florida and Seaside, Oregon.

His parents, who were educators, moved their family to Long Beach, California, and Paul attended California State College. He majored in art then transferred to the University of California at Berkeley to study architecture. He completed his Bachelors of Architecture and joined the Air Force where he was stationed in Panama City, Florida. There he met his wife, Lana Jane and after they were married he left the service and they returned to California where he completed his Master’s degree in Architecture at Cal Berkeley.

He and his wife, Lana Jane have an art gallery in Panama City, Florida, where they live part of the year. From June to October they live in Seaside, Oregon, where they have a home and an artist’s studio. Brent has been profiled in many publications including the Wall Street Journal, Coastal Living and many more. He is a signature member of the National and Florida Watercolor Societies and a member of the Society of Illustrators.

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