Monday, June 8, 2020

A Coward's Guide to Oil Painting


MM Kent

Local Artist Self-Publishes first Novel

·         Fayetteville, Arkansas, June 4 , 2020—MM Kent’s long-awaited book release is set for July 15, 2020. An intelligent, nostalgic re-picturing of the emergent subculture of 1969, A Coward's Guide to Oil Painting is a movable feast of sensual delights and artistic insight, part cozy, part caper, part coming-of age, with a dash of international intrigue and a smattering Spanish words—a sensuous bowl of pozole, tasty to the last drop.

·         It’s a love story, the first book in a series featuring the adventures of CJ MacRae and Mariah Justice. CJ and Mariah have an unlikely encounter in the dark and form an instant bond, but they become separated without proper introductions. When CJ’s brother’s plane crashes, he and Mariah set out on separate quests to find out what happened. As each gets closer to the truth, they seem to drift farther apart. Colorful characters and suspense-filled scenes at a mysterious hacienda outside San Miguel give A Coward's Guide to Oil Painting a South of the Border flavor, sexually curious folks in Austin add spice, and idyllic beach scenes in Zihuatanejo provide that patch of blue where the eye can rest. The boundary between what’s moral and what’s legal gives the book an outlaw feel, and the principles of painting take it to the level of Art.  

·      MM Kent—college athlete, college dropout, draft resister, back-to-the-lander, father, husband, construction worker, furniture builder, woodcarver, volleyball player, student of communication, gardener, grandfather, oil painter—is a national award winning artist and this is his first novel. Each chapter of the book begins with a piece of art instruction the author has gleaned from over 35 years as a professional artist, with an exhibition history in fourteen states and awards on both coasts.

Order the trade paperback from Amazon on July 15, 2020. $17.95 US
Pre-order the e-book now for delivery on July 15. $14.50US

For more information, contact:

MM Kent

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Book Release Scheduled

The new release date for my novel is July 15,2020. This one is firm, since Kindle Direct Publishing punishes those who miss the deadline for submitting a formatted manuscript. My intrepid editor is re-reading the final draft as I'm writing this. I'm researching fonts and templates, etc. in prep for a final push. Feels like time to start LaMaze breathing exercises.

Pre-orders are possible now on Amazon, click on the cover below:

Thursday, December 5, 2019

2019 Studio Open House

Paintings by MM Kent

Wings and Roots
Studio Open House

Friday, December 20, 2019 from 4pm – 8pm
Saturday, December 21, 2019 from 10am – 2pm

219 W. South St. Fayetteville AR      MM Kent on Fb

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Wings and Roots Website Revamped

the Red and White Umbrella  
SOLD 6/1/20 at Cherry's Gallery

I have rebuilt my Website , with an archive of paintings sold and a contact page. Next, I will be launching a MM Kent website devoted to my writing. The Mystery is in final revision.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Year of Transition

This has been a year of transition for me. I worked on my studio and on a sculpture for the first half. But more significant is the upcoming book I've been writing. The myth about the all-consuming nature of writing is not unfounded. My novel is nearly finished and I'm already thinking about the next.
In addition, I've completed several paintings in the last two weeks. It is reassuring to know I have not forgotten how to paint. It seemed like a good idea to practice for the upcoming event where I will be joining my friend, Ingrid Gipson in her Big Cedar, Oklahoma studio. On November 3rd, Ingrid will be celebrating the unveiling of her most recent sculpture and invited me to do a painting demonstration that afternoon from 1 - 5pm. It's going to be fun, rain or shine.

Friday, June 1, 2018

Fenix Gallery Opening

My new gallery in Fayetteville, FENIX, opens a new show next week, entitled IMMERSIONS. I have some small oil on wood pieces that I'm including.

Immersion III

Immersion I

Images are plein-air paintings 2017 & 2018 from Fayetteville's Farmer's Market

Saturday, November 25, 2017

K-M Glass Feature

Four Seasons - K-M Glass

Veteran stained-glass artists Roberta Katz and Steve Messenger gladly
announce the 2017 Winter Open House at K-M Glass Studio in Clinton,
Arkansas on December 8,9 & 10, and welcome all to attend.

The Messengers’ iconic masterworks grace churches and homes all over
Central Arkansas. Their decades of dedication to quality in design and
construction have produced an astounding body of work and gained for them
universal respect and admiration. For the 2017 Open House they have
created an assortment fused ornaments, suncatchers, stained glass panels,
lamps and intimate scenes as well as larger decorative panels.

Kent Landrum, a.k.a. MM Kent, has won national prizes for his oil
paintings on both coasts and exhibited work in fourteen states. Over a
thirty-year career, he has mastered an impressionist style all his own.
Images of the lakes, rivers, bridges and farmer’s markets from 9x12
inches, to 24x36 inches will be on exhibit alongside the Messenger’s glass
artwork at the three-day Open House.

The artists will be on hand, refreshments will be served, and holiday
cheer shared by all.
Friday, December 8 and Saturday December 9, from 10am to 5 pm
Sunday, December 10, 1pm to 5 pm
2212 Highway 95 West, Clinton, Arkansas

also on Facebook: Roberta Katz-Messenger and MM Kent

Where the Fish Bite - MM Kent