Paths, Nature, and Early Works

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Life's Path Series

Brent's early pieces often reflected a love for impressionism. Energetic and confident brush strokes form romantic nature scenes and majestic paths. We are all inspired by the places we go, and the nature that is all too often misplaced from our daily lives. At an early age, Brent began painting various paths after being inspired by Robert Frost's poem "The Road Not Taken."

The Road Not Taken

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth; 5

Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,

And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.

I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.

~Robert Frost

 

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