July 2016 Artist
Kent Rice



Kent Rice has been an artist since childhood.  Like many children he loved to draw the things and people around him.  Art classes started in junior high and continued in high school.  He designed and printed posters for plays and musicals.  After a 3 year hitch with the 82nd airborne, he continued art studies at The University of North Carolina.  After returning home to the Seattle area, life turned to work and family. During recuperation from injuries received in an auto accident he returned to art in earnest.   He studied anatomy, portraiture and figure drawing. This study led him to Connecticut to Lyme Academy college. There he continued with portraiture and figure study as well as painting and sculpture. Four of his most notable instructors were:   Dean Keller for drawing and anatomy, Peter Zalinger for drawing, Elizabeth Chandler, founder of the academy, and Don Gal for sculpture. After working in construction 12 years here in Ct, he has returned to art full time.



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