For millennia, humans alone or in small groups have at times sought out a sparer, more elemental connection to the forces of nature. They come because they are needing something, and they keep coming because they are finding it. Their pursuits may be spiritual, interpersonal or emotional, deeply human and complex and unlikely to be explained in a bar graph. “At the end of the day,” said Strayer, his eyes grazing the horizon, “we come out in nature not because the science says it does something to us, but because of how it makes us feel.”
- The Nature Fix by Florence Williams
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. He made it 1,500 miles from the Canadian border to Winter Park, CO before deciding that he had had enough of the hike. In late November 2021 he moved to NW Arkansas where he currently resides. 
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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     MT/ID/WY/CO Continental Divide Trail (Canada to Winter Park, CO) June to Sept 2021
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