Larry Brent Jr.
Artist - Instructor- Poet
Art and creativity was never a passing interest. It was a natural attraction and desire that always felt like something I should be doing. My initial exposure to creativity was my father. Watching him create always interested me. So, the desire to be creative, for me, was always there, but it was having the exposure from my father that brought it out. Growing up, I was drawing and being creative, through building model aircrafts and automobiles, a hobby I picked up from my dad as well.
My art has to say something, and make others say something. I would see some images here and there and get a vision. My next thought was to see if the images could be combined together, or simply changed to challenge myself. Then I began to realize through people’s reactions to my work that the projects contained a message. This dawned on me soon after the completion of an early painting of mine titled, “Captured Potential.”