Brent Heighton has been painting for over 20 years full time. After College, Brent began a career in the commercial art field. Not satisfied with the deadlines, the rush jobs and working out other people’s ideas as to how they wanted things to look, he realized that as difficult as working in the fine Arts was, becoming a painter of what you want and not what someone else wants, was the most important and satisfying. He has never looked back or regretted taking that chance.
Working as a full time artist has allowed Brent to travel all over the world in search of ideas and things to paint. Brent traveled with his family to Europe, spending time in France, Holland, Belgium and as far as Greece. All the time with paints and brushed in hand, always looking for that inspiration just around the corner. The difference in light in a place like Greece compared to Cornwall, England is very exciting says Brent.
During the last few years, Brent has traveled to Mexico numerous of times. The architecture, the people and the light keeps enticing Brent back there. “I find Mexico helps my creative juices start to flow when I’m there and I love the color of the light” says Brent.