Paul Brent is a Florida artist whose work is known worldwide. His paintings in watercolor and oil have deftly portrayed the many aspects of the area, capturing the innate beauty on both paper and canvas. Paul is best known for his idyllic watercolors of coastal life and is often referred to as America’s best known coastal artist.
Paul was born in Oklahoma City. His father, Paul Leslie Brent, and his mother, Aledo Render Brent, were both educators. From the age of five until he was thirteen, Paul lived in southwest Oklahoma. After graduating from high school, he majored in art at California State University at Long Beach. After two years of study, he changed his major to architecture and transferred to the University of California at Berkeley. Paul completed his Bachelor of Architecture degree in 1968 and upon graduation he joined the Air Force where, after training, was stationed at Tyndall Air Force Base in Panama City.
Paul’s work has shown constant progression and change throughout his career. As a professional artist, he has been accepted as a signature member into the Florida Watercolor Society, the Southeastern Watercolor Society and the National Watercolor Society. In 1997, Paul was inducted into the Society of Illustrators in New York. Articles on Paul Brent’s artwork have appeared in American Artist, Décor, Art World News, Art Business News and Florida Monthly magazines. In 2003, Paul wrote and created the artwork for the book “Wonderful Watercolors with Paul Brent” for North Light Publishing. His work has been included in museum shows and he has had numerous one man shows in galleries throughout the United States.
To learn more about Paul Brent and view his artwork visit http://www.paulbrent.com.