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Artist unveils pop-up gallery, offers painting classes

Published on August 24, 2017 12:01AM

Last changed on August 25, 2017 10:12AM

Paul Brent

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Paul Brent

SEASIDE — The Gilbert Block Building and the Fairweather Gallery in Seaside are sponsoring an open studio and pop-up gallery for artist Paul Brent through September. The public is invited to come in, check out the artwork and watch Paul Brent paint.

In addition, Brent is offering painting classes with a maximum of 12 participants; no prior experience with painting is necessary.

A minimum of five participants is necessary for the class to work. If five students are not registered, Brent will offer another date later in the season. All materials will be provided.

Brent’s work has become internationally known for representing the coastal lifestyle. From watercolors to oil paintings, he captures nature in its most idyllic form, according to organizers. While best known for his beach subjects, he has painted landscapes that capture all aspects of nature.

He and his wife, 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, where they have had a home and artist’s studio for 10 years.

Brent has been profiled in many publications including the Wall Street Journal and Coastal Living. He has authored a book on watercolor instruction, titled “Wonderful Watercolors,” and illustrated the children’s book “J. Rooker, Manatee.”

Fairweather Gallery is located at 608 Broadway St. For hours and information about the classes, please call 503-738-8899.


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