“Your work has such heart” is one of Brent Flory’s most favorite compliments he has received about his work. Though many people comment on his use of light, Brent loves to paint the honest reality of the western experience.
Whether it’s cowboys, Native Americans, farmers, ranchers, or their families and animals, his goal is to bring their experiences as close to reality as possible. “People then were so much more connected to or reliant on the land, weather, and nature. They appreciated it more because their lives depended on it.”
Horses also are a huge part of Brent’s paintings. “I think the horse is probably the most often painted subject in history. When you think of how many thousands of years man has used the horse, it is an extremely brief moment in time that we have gotten away from its dependence.”
Brent graduated from Brigham Young University with a B.F.A. in Illustration. He has been in numerous solo and juried shows including The Cowboy Christmas at the NFR in Las Vegas, The 2005 Charles M. Russell show in Great Falls, MT. At the 2001 San Dimas, CA show, he received Best of Show, Festival Choice Award, and Silver Medal in oils. Brent was featured in the Fall 2001 Equine Vision Magazine, with his painting "All I Need", on the cover. In 2007, Brent was accepted into the Western Artists of America association..
Brent and his wife and family live on and manage a ranch in Wallsburg, UT. His work is held in many private collections throughout the United States, Canada, Japan, Europe, and Russia.