Paul Brent July 7th Art Walk Seaside, Oregon

Paul Brent is an artist whose work has become known to represent the coastal lifestyle. From his watercolors to his recent oil paintings he captures nature in its best and most idyllic form.

Paul Brent has been licensing his work for nearly twenty years ago and now lists over 90 manufacturers with whom he does business. He and his wife, Lana Jane, head the business that includes both licensing and an art gallery of Paul Brent’s work in Florida.

Additionally, his talented work can be found in many prestigious collections. Many of his works have received national critical acclaim. Most recently, Paul Brent received a White House commission for a work of art.

The couple spends the winter season at their residence in Panama City, near his Seaside, Florida studio and enjoys the summer season in their Seaside, Oregon residence, where he maintains a second studio.

He is a signature member of the National and a member of the Society of Illustrators. He has been active in arts and planning organizations both locally and in the state of Florida. He served on the board and was president of Bay Arts Alliance. He served on the board of the Florida Arts Council and the Florida Humanities Council.

When in the the Pacific Northwest coastal region. Paul Brent paints a West Coast series of art. His work is available throughout the year at Fairweather House and Garden, located at 612 Broadway, in the historic Gilbert District of downtown Seaside, Oregon.

An artist’s exhibition of featuring the latest works of art by Paul Brent will be available starting in July and continuing through the summer season.


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Kristin Qian Oregon Live

Published: Saturday, December 11, 2010



“Scientists have much to say about the brain, but they would surely stand mute before Kristin Qian.

When Kristin was a week old, her mother heard her humming through her baby monitor. That was Li Dai’s first inkling that she and her husband had an unusual child.”

“More inklings followed. At 1 1/2, Kristin learned to read; at 2, she had her first solo painting exhibition, at Portland French School. At 3, possessing perfect pitch, she could sing any theme she heard. At 4, she performed in her first violin concert; at 5, she won a national piano competition. The same year, she had her first composition published in a national magazine.

At 7, she corresponded with President George W. Bush, who now owns one of her paintings. She won her first local piano competition at 8; at 10, she became the youngest finalist at the Tureck International Piano Competition in New York City. Also at 10, her book of poems and illustrations, “The Silly Monkey World,” was published. Available on, it reflects Kristin’s journeys in creative writing, foreign languages, science, literature, music and visual art.”

“Today, as a freshman at 13 — she skipped first grade — Kristin gets straight A’s in honors physics, honors algebra, humanities and upper-level French.”

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