Paul Brent is an artist whose work has become internationally known to represent the coastal lifestyle.


Aqueous Seahorse 12×12 Paul Brent original watercolor

Before the Storm Sailing 16×20 Paul Brent original oil

From his watercolors to his recent oil paintings, Paul Brent captures nature in its best and most idyllic form. He especially enjoys painting local scenes, seascapes and beachscapes that he views near his two home studios in Panama City, Florida and Seaside, Oregon.

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While being best known for his beach subjects, Paul Brent paints seascapes that are equally indicative of his talent to recreate all aspects of nature.

Artist grace note:

“Many of the new works I will be bringing in for the summer of 2018 are sailboat oriented.  That will be the theme for my new work.” Paul Brent

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway


July 7 -July 31

 OCEAN FOLK, an exhibition, featuring  Paul Brent and other regional artists.


 Two Oyster Shells on Deck 11×14 Paul Brent original watercolor

Paul Brent was born in Oklahoma City and lived in rural Southwest Oklahoma with his family until he was thirteen. His parents, who were educators, moved their family to Long Beach, California, and Paul attended high school and California State College in Long Beach. He majored in art but in his junior year of college, he 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 Lana Jane have an art gallery in Panama City, Florida, where they live part of the year.

Paul Brent has been profiled in many publications including the Wall Street Journal, Coastal Living, Florida Monthly and many more. He is a signature member of the National and Florida Watercolor Societies and a member of the Society of Illustrators. He had authored a book on watercolor instruction titled Wonderful Watercolors and illustrated the children’s book J. Rooker, Manatee. He has been active in arts and planning organizations both locally and in the state of Florida. © 2006-2018 All images copyright Paul Brent

From June to October they live in Seaside, Oregon, where they have had a home and an artist’s studio for more than 10 years.

Paul Brent has exhibited his work in Seaside at Fairweather House and Gallery on Broadway for more than seven years.

Seascape on Marble Oil 16×20 Paul Brent original

To view more art by the artist, please go to / …artists/ …Paul Brent

© 2006-2018 All images copyright Paul Brent


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