I am Brent Jones, a Denver, Colorado based artist, photographer, and designer. I love being creative and as an artist and designer I believe in challenging the status quo and focusing on innovative, equitable and unorthodox solutions.
I find in life as well as in art, people see what they want and project what they feel. I’ve always felt that I have a unique way of reflecting people’s feelings and I hope it is true of my art as well. It is not my goal to make the viewer feel a certain way, but I do hope to capture my inspiration’s emotions and mood. Every place, every person, everything has a feeling- a look, a smell, a color, a lighting and a tone that is unique. I hope my pieces make the viewer experience that feeling.
I am fascinated with the emotions people feel when they look at a painting or a photo. People filled with anger and sadness will see that in my pieces, just like people filled with hope and beauty will see that. If you hate Paris then I hope you hate my paintings and photos inspired by Paris, if you love New York then I hope you love my paintings and photos inspired by New York. Either way, the ultimate goal is that you feel.
Want to get to know me? Here’s a peek into my world:
I was raised outside a very small town in the Colorado mountains. My family raised sheep and I also showed steers and pigs in the local 4-H competitions. I am very allergic to hay, which contributed to my creativity. My parents would help our friends Lloyd and Edna hay and because I couldn’t be out in the hay field, I would stay at the house with Edna and we would draw and paint.
Both my great-grandmother and grandmother were artists. I used to love to spend time with them and watch them paint, sculpt and draw. Besides my family, I was drawn to Native American painters early on, notably Earl Biss. I loved his expressive scenes and use of texture in his art. Once I reached high school, I began learning more about art and famous artists. By college I was fascinated with Van Gogh, Michelangelo, Picasso, Pollock and many many more.
I started college and declared a business major, but after taking art classes as an elective I decided to double major in Business Administration and Visual Art. In 2000 I received both of my degrees from the University Of Northern Colorado. Before graduating I took a 3 week art history course in Italy and my love for all things European began. I was bit by the travel bug and would continue to travel to Europe every chance I got. I have now visited Italy, France, Iceland, England, Ireland, Spain, Czechia, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, and the Netherlands as well as Russia and Mexico. My list of destinations is ever growing!
Besides foreign travel, I have also traveled across much of the United States. I hope to keep exploring for many more years to come. My travels have inspired my creativity and exposed me to perspectives I never would have imagined otherwise. Besides art, I also love cooking, working on my house, music and movies. I bought a small fixer-upper in 2020 and since remodeled my kitchen and bathroom and have started working on the yard and garage.
I have worked in several fields including advertising, retail management, optics and most recently UX design. When I’m not working or painting, I’m probably listening to music and some of my favorite singers include Sia, Lady Gaga, Stromae, Billie Eillish, Bishop Briggs, Tina Turner, Tom Petty, Fleetwood Mac, Ellie Goulding, Alanis Morrisette and Adele just to name a few. If the music isn’t playing then a movie or streaming show probably is. A few of my favorites are Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, Jojo Rabbit, Schitt’s Creek, The Devil Wears Prada, The Queen’s Gambit, Game of Thrones and Six Feet Under.