Saturday, January 30, 2021
Friday, January 1, 2021
|Waiting for Spring - 14 x 18 Oil|
This January I feel like a herd dog, trying to keep all the stray ideas penned up in the corral, lest the coyotes drag them off during the dark of the moon. But at the same time, the prospect of a new season has me glancing ahead toward a future with new and re-claimed freedoms,
|Dig It - 6 x 6 Oil|
a re-connection with the Earth, and its
|Possibilities - 16 x 20 Oil|
I'm working on the sequel to A Coward's Guide to Oil Painting - the Novel, thinking about friends and family, missing our get-togethers. Meanwhile, let's celebrate quietly.
Thursday, November 26, 2020
I could confer on the world the universal capacity for synesthesia – the ability to touch sound, to listen with the eyes, to see the flavor of something, to feel the way light hits a leaf and sends a prismatic vibration through the atmosphere . . . to taste a picture.
And I would awaken the desire in each of us to listen to all our neighbors with whom we share the miracle of life on this planet.
Thank you, thank you, thank you, MM Kent.
Sunday, October 18, 2020
WINGS AND ROOTS STUDIO
Book Signing and Open House
Sunday November 15 from 1– 5
Front Yard Event
spaced, masked and sanitized
. . . with MM Kent’s Artwork and copies of
his debut novel available
219 W. South St.
Saturday, October 17, 2020
A Coward’s Guide got its first 2 star (out of five) review today. I’ve been wondering when this would happen. All along I’ve told people, “You’ll either love it or hate it.” This Amazon lover hated it. Let the book’s title be a clue: If you have no interest in art, then take a pass. MM Kent
Reviewed A Coward's Guide to Oil Painting by MM Kent
in the United States on October 13, 2020
I tried to get into this book but the story was simply not up to par. The author did an okay job of describing the setting but a very poor job of developing the characters. This ultimately led to the story being hard to follow and digest. The author seems to rely too much on the art side and too little on the writing side.
I have rated it 2 stars as fans of oil paintings may find some pleasure in it. Outside of that, it's a pass.
First person characters develop from the inside out. A Coward’s Guide is written almost entirely in first person, which means the reader must be able to empathize or else all is lost. :)
Thursday, September 17, 2020
My friend Jacqueline Froelich produced this interview about my novel, A Coward's Guide to Oil Painting on KUAF radio. Thanks, Jacqueline!
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Saturday, August 15, 2020
This editorial review comes from AuthorsReading.com:
MM Kent, author of A Coward’s Guide to Oil Painting, is a genius. Not only is he a recognized painter in the world of art, but also a creative wordsmith. His novel begins with an explosion. Set in 1969, the plot weaves from West Texas to New Orleans, Mexico, and back to Texas with minute details that make the storyline believable. It is obvious that the author is well acquainted with his settings and the historical timeframe of the era of free love, civil rights, politics, race relations, and the Vietnam War. Perhaps he even lived in some of the scenes he narrates. It should also be noted that the novel’s captivating cover is a creation of Kent’s extraordinary grasp of art.
Reviewed by: Carole W