Proceeds For a Worthy Cause
A percentage from each sale goes to support his granddaughter who has Aphasia and to the National Aphasia Association (NAA). It’s estimated that there are over 2.5 million people living with aphasia in the United States due to strokes, brain injuries and brain tumors.
This site is dedicated in showcasing his fine art reproductions for a worthy cause. Personally overseen by the artist, each print captures the vibrant color of his original and reproduces the illusion of texture in his paintings. Each print is custom made to order, in your choice of size.
About the Artist
Born in Durango, Colorado
Kent spent time in Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, South Dakota, New Mexico, California, then eventually Oregon. He began his craft by appreciating the beautiful surroundings in all the places he visited. After enlisting in the Navy, he was able to visit many different places in the world. He became passionate about photography and painting while documenting his journey throughout the countries and areas he visited. After graduating as an engineer from LMU in California he began crafting his artistic skills with greater desire. Focusing on the beautiful landscapes he came across; from the ocean, to the desert, or to the mountains. His zest for God’s beautiful creations inspired him to create memorable paintings. Creation speaks without words.
His Granddaughter's Story (short version)
Rachel almost died of a brain aneurysm a few years ago. A blood vessel suddenly ruptured, which caused immediate bleeding into the brain (Hemorrhagic stroke) and quickly became life-threatening. Fortunately, her Fiancé was with her and took her to the hospital. After testing and diagnosis, the doctors removed a portion of her skull to relieve the swelling. The bleeding was miraculously stopped by God’s grace and the doctors’ surprise. If it had continued, she could have died. She received excellent care from the medical staff at Peace Health SW Medical Center in Vancouver, WA, and was given another chance to continue living. She had bone flap surgery (replacement of the skull bone) 3 months later.
She continued down the challenging road of a daily physical and mental rehabilitation program. Unfortunately, one common effect with survivors of stroke or traumatic brain injuries is Aphasia. In some people, Aphasia is relatively mild. In other cases, it can be very severe, affecting speaking, writing, reading, and listening. Her recovery has been a long road that has taken a lot of dedication and persistence. It can be very frustrating and painful as they go thru the process. She is improving her communication and outlook and getting back to where she was before the aneurysm is still a work in progress.
We have utilized the available resources, e.g., books, apps, support groups, learning tools, medical services, etc. However, all this goes only so far and has inspired us to look for other ways to bring her support and get additional help. The idea came to sell prints of Kent’s artwork. Sales proceeds will help support Rachel in her recovery process, other survivors thru the National Aphasia Association (NAA), and the costs for the website business.
Please take a look at the available prints. Hopefully, you’ll find something you like.
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