Peter Brent was born in Newbury, Ohio in 1972 in rural Geauga County where he currently resides with his wife and six children. He is constantly inspired by the landscape he is immersed in, full of lakes, fields, fence rows, and farm ponds. Peter works in the mediums of oil paints and pastels both in the field and in the studio. His subject matter is the effect of light on the landscape, concentrating on the time of day when the light is changing and bringing a certain drama to nature. He completed his Bachelors Degree in Painting at Kent State University in 1995 and his Masters Degree in Painting at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania in 1997. He has been in many juried shows and group shows and has enjoyed teaching classes in painting.