Brent Jensen's Background

Learn about my art education, media exposure, paint trips, art philosophy, and more.


Brent Jensen received his B.A. in Art from the University of Utah and owned a successful architectural illustration company for 12 years. He has been a full-time plein air and studio oil painter since 2007. As a life-learner, he attends life drawing classes and workshops with well-known fine art painters. Brent also maintains a large library of classical art books to gain greater insights.

Art Club Memberships

I am a member of the following art clubs:

American Impressionist Society (signature member) ~ Exhibited in National Juried Shows (2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2011, 2010)

American Society of Marine Artists (signature member) ~ Exhibiting in the 17th National Museum Exhibition at six museums throughout the U.S. (Sept. 2016 - January 2018), exhibited in the 16th National Online Exhibition (2015) and exhibited in 15th National Museum Exhibition with museum openings throughout the U.S. (2011-2013).

Oil Painters of America - Exhibited in National Juried Shows (2016, 2014); Western Region Juried Shows (2017).


Oil Painting with the Masters

Brent Jensen is one of the featured artists in the book Oil Painting with the Masters. It published in August 2014 and is available through Amazon.

ASMA News and Journal - Fall 2017

Brent Jensen was featured on the front cover and in a five-page article in the Fall 2017 issue of ASMA News and Journal, a publication of The American Society of Marine Artists. I appreciate the seriousness of this publication with footnotes and was informed that each issue is cataloged in the Library of Congress.  It details my genealogy back to Nantucket and my artist path and philosophy in a way that has not previously been presented to the public.

International Artist Magazine

Brent Jensen was featured in the January 2014 issue of International Artist magazine.

Southwest Art Magazine Feature Articles

Brent Jensen was featured in the October 2013 issue of Southwest Art magazine. He has also been featured in the July 2011, Sept 2009, and Aug 2006 issues.


Art of the West Magazine Feature Article

Brent Jensen was featured in the Sept 2008 issue of Art of the West magazine.

American Art Collector Magazine Articles

Brent Jensen was featured in the Sept 2008; June 2007; June 2006 issues of American Art Collector magazine.

Featured in Event Posters

Brent Jensen has been a poster artist on two occasions. In 2006, he was the poster artist for the La Quinta Art Festival and in 2010, he was the poster artist for the 25th anniversary of Gamble Garden in Palo Alto, California.

Click to view large image of Gamble Gardens poster

Annadel Estate Winery Wine Bottle Label

Brent Jensen’s oil painting of the 1886 Annadel Estate farmhouse was used for the wine bottle label of their 2013 Viognier release.

Mahoney Vineyards - Carneros Ranch Winery Wine Bottle Labels

Brent Jensen’s oil painting of  sheep grazing in Petaluma was used for two 2016 wine bottle labels at Mahoney Vineyards Carneros Ranch a Pinot Noir and a Chardonnay. They won bold medals and I've tried both and they are both delicious wines.

Art Competition Judge

I welcome the opportunity to provide demonstrations and judge art competitions. Previous events for which I was a judge include: San Leandro Art Association - April 2015;  Sebastopol Apple Blossom Art Show - April 2014; The Vacaville Art League & Gallery - June 2013; Fremont Art Association - October 2011; and La Quinta Art Festival - June 2007

Art Demonstrations

Fortunately, I am able to paint and talk at the same time. When I give a live art demonstration, attendees are able to watch and listen at the same time. This ability enhances the learning opportunity and enjoyment of the experience. Over the years, I have demonstrated at galley reception openings, art events, private art clubs and workshops. I believe in giving back to the art community.

Circle the Wagen

My painting, The Croc, was painted during my Route 66 paint trip. It was used in Circle the Wagen, a feature-length buddy/roadtrip/docu-dramedy by Ryan Steven Green about the vintage Volkswagen subculture in America.

Private Lessons and Workshops

If you are in the San Francisco, East or North Bay area, I am available for individualized half-day or longer mentoring opportunities tailored to your specific goals. Contact me at 415.307.7779 or click to email Brent. You can also notify Brent if you would like to be added to the mailing list for future semi-private workshops.

Plein Air Paint Trips

Brent Jensen has traveled extensively. His plein air paint trips include international destinations such as France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Czech Republic, Netherlands, Argentina, Chile, New Zealand, and Nova Scotia.

Living in Northern California affords Brent many plein air painting opportunities from San Francisco cityscapes, to the wine country and the Pacific coastline. He also drove across the United States twice, painting along the way. Brent has a special affinity to New England and has enjoyed numerous paint trips to various New England states.

Art Philosophy

As a traditional Impressionist style oil painter, Brent strives to create museum-quality art. His painting technique uses a loose approach, limited palette, and objective perspective so that any two viewers are able to differently interpret one of his paintings. He believes a properly selected composition that is well-executed brings a lifetime of enjoyment to a collector.

Private Artist Group

Some of the many benefits you will enjoy by joining a private artist group include obtaining access to a topic specific art educational video library, watch plein air and studio demonstrations, and obtain one-on-one video feedback. Plus so much more. Click here and send an email to Brent Jensen to be added to the advance list for notification.