Brent grew up in the rolling mountains of the Ozarks in Northwest Arkansas. After working as a carpenter for a time, he moved to Chicago, Illinois to study painting at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
An accomplished painter, Currently Brent is working on a new series
juxtaposing graphic decorative elements with both human made and organic landscapes.
Brent explores concepts through series of multiple works dealing with a specific idea. In the highway series,
Brent explores the shifting idea of home and sense of place as his life in Arkansas became about the past. The fivepointfive series
covers a range of subject under the constraints of five and a half inch square panels. The cube series
is a group of three-dimensional sculptures which challenge perceptions of three-dimensional objects in space, using color theory to disorient the viewer.
In addition to his life as a fine-artist, Brent owns a custom frame shop called Hinge Gallery
, run out of his studio on Vashon Island. Brent's background as an artist gives him a unique perspective on framing as a creative collaboration.