Brent Heighton

Brent Heighton has been painting for over twenty years full time. After college Brent began a brief career in the commercial art field. Not satisfied with the deadlines, the rush jobs, and working out other peoples 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 more important and satisfying. He has never looked back on or regretted taking that chance.

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Working as a full time artist has allowed Brent to travel all over the world in search of ideas and things to paint. Brent has traveled with his family to Europe, spending time in France, Holland, Belgium, and as far south as Greece. All the time with paints and brushes in hand, always looking for that inspiration just around the corner. “The difference of light in a place like Greece compared to Cornwall, England is very exciting.”


During the last few years Brent has traveled to Mexico numerous times. The architecture, the people, and the light keep enticing Brent back there, “I find Mexico helps my creative juices start to flow when I’m there and I love the colour of the light”
Brent’s watercolours and oils have been well received by many corporate and private collectors in over 25 countries. Brent has had exhibitions in New York, Tokyo, Germany, Belgium, Holland, many parts of the United States, and now Mexico.


His work has won him numerous awards throughout Canada and the U.S. But the important thing is, as Brent points out, is not the awards, its how it makes you feel putting your feeling on paper or canvas so that the persons observing can experience the joy you had in painting that particular artwork. “If you can make that connection with someone it feels great inside,” he says.


Continuing to explore new ideas and approaches to painting, he is never happy to stay in one place creatively. Just recently Brent has been asked by a large wallpaper firm in the U.S. to design a pattern using his style of painting. Working with the textile industry has opened new doors in experimenting with textures and colour. Most recently, Brent has returned from a trip to the Brandywine area of Pennsylvania, home of Andrew Wyeth. “It was a great experience to visit and explore that area to feel what that man could say in his paintings.” Brent continues to grow and mature as he pushes his creative boundaries.

18" x 14" acrylic
$2145.00 CDN
16" x 12" acrylic
$1560.00 CDN