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Brent Watkinson
Artist | Professional | Traditional Art
United States
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.

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drewcampiondrew Featured By Owner May 16, 2013
I have included your icon into my friendAREA, can't wait for new pieces....................................................:sumo:
izacoliveira Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I would like to thank you for the favorite!
thank you so much!
dkdelicious Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Student General Artist
Brent Watkinson ladies and gentlemen. Badass by day, and badass by night.
mutiny-in-the-air Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the fav.
artofmaxielee Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012
Thanks for the :+fav: You have a wonderful gallery.
~Maxie :heart: :dance: :D
kithleal Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012
I'm glad you like my "Artist Portrait". Thank you for adding it to your favourites. Just curious, what do you think of my Brainteaser with George Washington?
Rosane-Chawi Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012
Thank you for adding my blue koi to your fav! ^^
21stCenturyDamocles Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Professional General Artist
thanks for adding my work Chronometer to your favorites
Dark-Link-Kyra05 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I'm all about still life tradition myself. I am truly inspired by the Dutch Baroque still life artists such as William Claez Heda, Jan Davids de Heem, Pieter Claesz, Rachel Ruysch's flowers, and many other dutch artists of that time. I am also interested in the Impressionists' still life work of Monet and Cezanne, as the blending and drawing aspects appeal to me as well. I can, however, see some of these similar influence in your work as I browse your gallery, and I was wondering if that is the case. Still, beautiful work and I hope to become that good or better in my own, unique style.
theartdepartment Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012
Hi, Dark-Link......
Yes, I was influenced by the painters you mentioned, as well as Fantin-Latour. In all cases, I was observing that I really liked the light that was used, as well as the "effect" of the light in the images. I always tried to make my paintings have an interesting and captivating light. Thanks for your comments, and you are being smart by looking at good works of art and studying art history!
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