Monday, January 23, 2023

Announcing an Event


Open House


Wings and Roots Studio

Sunday, May 7, 2023

1 - 6pm

Paintings by MM Kent


light fare and libations,

readings from the novel,

A Coward’s Guide to Oil Painting

and from its unpublished sequel


219 W South

Fayetteville AR




Friday, January 1, 2021

A State of Waiting

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

Happy Thanksgiving

 I wish:
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.

On the Beach by MM Kent

Sunday, October 18, 2020

Announcing a Front Yard Event



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.

Fayetteville AR


Saturday, October 17, 2020

The latest book review on Amazon



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

Amazon Lover 

Reviewed A Coward's Guide to Oil Painting by MM Kent

in the United States on October 13, 2020

2.0 Low Quality - Two Stars

     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.


 Note –

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. :)

Empathy by MM Kent
[SOLD summer of 2020]

Thursday, September 17, 2020

Radio Interview with MM Kent on KUAF Radio, Fayetteville AR

My friend Jacqueline Froelich produced this interview about my novel, A Coward's Guide to Oil Painting on KUAF radio. Thanks, Jacqueline!

 MM Kent interveiw on Ozarks at Large on 9-15-2020.