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.
He and 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 had a home and an artist's studio for the past 10 years. Paul Brent exhibits his work in Seaside at Fairweather Home and Garden 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.
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