Brent Watkinson received his BA at Missouri Southern State College in 1982. After working as a photographer, he began interning with John and Mark English. In 1985 he began his career as a freelance illustrator. In 1992, he was invited to become a member of the NASA Arts Program, and has since completed two paintings for NASA's permanent collection. Brent's clients include: American Express, Cook's Illustrated Magazine, Geffen Records, NASA, Putnam Publishers, Science Magazine, Sony Music, U.S. Pentagon, Time/Warner, The Franklin Mint, Doubleday/Bantam Books, and Random House. His images have also appeared in the New York Society of Illustrators, Los Angeles Society of Illustrators, and Communication Arts. An article was written about his digital work in Step by Step Electronic Design Magazine.|
Over the past few years, Brent has been a part-time instructor at the Kansas City Art Institute, and is a full-time faculty member of the Illustration Academy.
Brent was an illustrator in private practice for about 23 years, overlapping with painting for galleries around the country as well. He is a founding member and administrator of TAD, as well as an instructor with TAD.
He loves computer programming and has five iPhone Apps as a licensed Apple Developer. Brent lives with his wife, Jodi, in the Kansas City area.
Here are a couple of websites to look at:
brentwatkinson.com | moonboyapps | moonboybrand