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After decades of "hobby" painting, Waxahachie resident and native Texan Kent Brewer decided to join a local group of plein-air painters in the summer of 2007. And so it began, a newfound enthusiasm to paint more consistently and express himself in a completely different way. A few years later he decided to try his hand at oils, retiring the watercolors after a 30-year run. "Switching to oils, combined with painting outdoors, was life-changing for me, as-far-as quality and quantity of work. Not to mention that it allowed me to plug-in to the community of artists that call this area home."
 
Kent focuses on creating landscapes in the southwestern United States. He considers a painting successful when it has a loose and expressive-or "painterly" feel and represents his subject matter with lots of atmosphere.
 
The title of Kent's blog- Intrusions of Culture -came from one of his posts about a plein air outing adjacent to a herd of grazing cattle in a central Texas pasture. Far from any form of culture yet there he was bringing it, in a sense, to a bunch of disinterested cows.
 
"When you think about its association with painting on location, the title fits. Sometimes you feel a little strange painting on a street corner or on the side of a remote country road. But most observers are friendly and interested in what I'm doing. Some even asking if they can take my picture. I guess that's as close as I'll get to rock-star status."