Walk away quietly in any direction and taste the freedom of the mountaineer. Camp out among the grass and gentians of glacier meadows, in craggy garden nooks full of Nature’s darlings. Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop off like autumn leaves. As age comes on, one source of enjoyment after another is closed, but Nature’s sources never fail. Like a generous host, she offers here brimming cups in endless variety, served in a grand hall, the sky its ceiling, the mountains its walls, decorated with glorious paintings and enlivened with bands of music ever playing. The petty discomforts that beset the awkward guest, the unskilled camper, are quickly forgotten, while all that is precious remains.
     - John Muir
BIOGRAPHY
Brent was born in Cody, WY and spent most of his childhood living in the small town of Basin, WY. Camping trips were a common occurrence while living in Wyoming, which likely has a lot to do with his love of the mountains. He then spent a few years in southeast New Mexico before going to the University of Oklahoma to study meteorology. It was during college that he discovered his passion for photography. His early photography was varied, with weather and firefighting eventually becoming main themes. His focus has since shifted to mountain wilderness and fire hydrants. In 2019 he started selling fine art prints of his photography, mainly at art shows. He was able to get in a few shows before COVID caused the cancellation of most shows in 2020. Due to some planned life changes, in March 2021 he put a hold on selling prints. In June 2021 Brent was laid off from his job, sold his house, and started a hike of the Continental Divide Trail, which is still in progress. 
Born
     Cody, WY
Places Lived
     Basin, WY
     Artesia, NM
     Norman/OKC, OK
Education
     B.S. in Meteorology - University of Oklahoma
     Minors in math & business
Photography Training
     Nikon School, lots of books, and lots of trial and error
Printing Training
     Lab Technician at Bedford Camera & Video for 1.5 years
     Basics of Digital Printmaking – Cotton Miller – Santa Fe Workshops
Fine Art Shows
     Joplin Arts Fest – Joplin, MO – Sep. 2019
     Summit Art Fest – Lee's Summit, MO – Oct. 2019
     Art in the Park – Friendswood, TX – Nov. 2019

     Austin Music & Arts Fest – Round Rock, TX – Mar. 2020
Gallery Exhibitions
     Gallery One at The Paseo Oklahoma City, OK Jan. 2020
     Gallery One at The Paseo Oklahoma City, OK July 2020
     Gallery One at The Paseo
Oklahoma City, OK  Feb. 2021 
Other Trade Shows
     An Affair of the Heart – Tulsa, OK – July 2019
     An Affair of the Heart – Oklahoma City, OK – Feb. 2020

     Night Market @ Scissortail Park  Oklahoma City, OK Oct. 2020
Backpacking Trips
     Wyoming – Cloud Peak Wilderness – July 2014
     Wyoming – Grand Teton Nat'l Park – August 2015
     Wyoming – Bridger Wilderness – August 2016
     Wyoming – Cloud Peak Wilderness – July 2017
     Wyoming – Cloud Peak Wilderness – July 2018
     Utah – High Uintas Wilderness – September 2018 (solo)
     Montana – Absaroka Beartooth Wilderness – July 2019
     Idaho – Sawtooth Wilderness – August 2019 (solo)
     Arkansas – Ouachita Mountains – May 2020 (solo)
     Colorado – Weminuche Wilderness – July 2020
     Colorado – South San Juan Wilderness – August 2020 (solo)
     Arkansas – Ozark Highlands Trail (Woolum to Ozone) – March 2021 (solo)
     Arkansas – Ozark Highlands Trail (Ozone to Lake Ft. Smith) – April 2021 (solo)
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