Banta email: firstname.lastname@example.org
web page: http://www.kentbanta.com/
My artistic career began in dentistry. I spent 36 years simulating nature and improving smiles. I began taking photographic images in 1969 after moving to the west. The colors, shapes, shadows and moods of the West best express my feelings for the outdoors. Hiking and backpacking got me to where I wanted to be and the camera helped hold on to those moments. I began to see “improvements” that I’d like to make in composition or color. I wanted to not only capture what I saw but what I felt about what I saw. That led me to oil painting. A lot of what I paint comes from images I’ve captured through the lens. I hope you enjoy the work you see.