The first 20 years of Brent‘s career was devoted to the applied arts as an illustrator and designer. His body of work included large scale murals, books, magazines, event posters and record cover artwork. Lynch operated at the top of the field and was commissioned by leading corporations, agencies, publishers, professional art and sports organization. Of all these works it was his artistic event posters that became best known and created a strong popular following. Over the years Brent produced an impressive composite of artistic posters featuring national and international events in the field of sports, tourism, opera, dance and theatre. The original paintings for these posters now hang in collections throughout the world. He has been honoured with many coveted national and international communication arts awards for his illustration and design.
Over the past twenty years, Brent has turned his attention to his own artwork. He brings the power that made him one of Canada’s best illustrators into the pursuit of his personal vision. The energy, intensity and poetry of both his figurative and landscapes are a result of the artist’s passion for direct study from life. This was a trademark discipline as an illustrator and now as it is in his plein air and studio work.
Whether life drawing in the studio or painting in the field, it is the immediate raw connection with his subject that is the cornerstone of his work.
Currently you’ll find him preparing for an exhibition or traveling with paints in tow. Brent continues to work for both private and public artworks and installations. He is represented in Canada by the ‘Mountain Galleries’ in Banff, Jasper and Whistler, British Columbia and ‘The Avenue Gallery’ in Oak Bay, Victoria BC. He often escapes the coldest months of winter paint in and around Todos Santos, BCS Mexico – a small town on the Baja Pacific side. He exhibits his work at the renowned ‘Galeria de Ida Victoria’ in San Jose Del Cabo, BCS Mexico. When he’s not traveling, you’ll find him in his Nanoose Bay studio on Vancouver Island, painting on the ocean shore of the northwest…his home.
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