Les Rêves Canadiens
Kent was born in the Ontario town of Port Colborne. Living in Humberstone Township on
the then outskirts of town he spent his childhood daydreaming, watching clouds, exploring
nearby ponds, woods, and local stone quarries.
Drawing was a favourite activity. Sometimes to the dismay of his parents, such as the
time he shared his favourite work on the bedroom wall in crayon.
Art was his strongest and most satisfying subject through his school years. In 1985 he
graduated from Mohawk College's Graphic Arts Program and went to work as a graphic
artist in Toronto. Nature drew him to Tweed in 1988 where he continued as a freelance
artist. Life then took a sharp turn as his heart propelled him into a career in Adult Care as a
In 1994 taking his cue from Joseph Campbell he began to follow his bliss into the
realm of art again. This time his work took a more personal direction giving greater
perspective on his present and his past. He says, "It became an exciting journey and
expanded my world in more ways than I could ever have imagined." It has lead him
to explore the artistic process in both Hawaii and Europe. What started as an introspection has now lead to a more
expressive form of art. Of course this voyage of discovery has many plateaus as he climbs
down into the valley of self-discovery time and time again. His newest works show this
year's self exploration and a deeper command of the expressive forms. He says of this
experience, "I'm observing where I am and try to share my perceptions and feelings, but
often I am at a loss for words, so I paint."
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