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 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.
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 Masters degree in Architecture at Cal Berkeley.
From June to October they live in Seaside, Oregon, where they have had a home and an artist’s studio. For the past 10 years Paul Brent has exhibited his work in Seaside at Fairweather Home and Gallery on Broadway.
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.
Photographs by K. Bowman for Paul Brent.
With appreciation to Jon Burke, Seaside Publish Library, and Tess Ratty, Seaside Library Art Committee.
Since 2010, Fairweather House and Gallery has represented the original art of Paul Brent.
To see more art by Paul Brent, visit http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com/ artists tab/ Paul Brent.
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A lot of tribulations, a memorable moment, and, too, a triumph, of sorts. News from artist Paul Brent.
“The fire inspector’s report showed that an undetermined electrical issue caused the fire that left the gallery and offices in charred rubble and ashes in November 2019.. Our business building of nearly 30 years and my architectural design were destroyed. We are now diligently looking for space in the downtown area– another challenge as many building were damaged and need repair or renovation from Hurricane Micheal (2018). We plan to spend the summer months in Oregon in 2020. We are well and busy on projects.” Paul