About the Artist:
As an expressionist, Kent works in the natural environment and in urban centers of the Southwest. Although he is a "plein air" artist, he is not interested in recording the realistic vision and natural light of the landscape found in impressionistic works of art.
Paul Stewart of the Apropos Fine Art Gallery wrote, "Kent's vision is personal. His drawings, watercolors and pastels reflect his own reaction to the natural environment, as well as his feelings, psychic reactions, and social messages come from his inner self and his own creative visions."
Dave Gagon, Deseret News art critic stated, "Kent's strength is in his spontaneity and color."
The Denver Post photographed Kent in Downtown Denver during a below zero winter day. A large photograph appeared on the front page. The article celebrated Kent's persistence and ability to capture the essence of the urban landscape.
Vern Swanson, the director of the Springville Art Museum states, "Finally a happy expressionist! Buildings, cars, trees, and mountain in Kent's work vibrate with color and life, They animate and inanimate are alive.".