Brent Laycock | Assiniboia Gallery | Regina, SK

Brent Laycock (1947-)



Brent Laycock was born in 1947 in Lethbridge, Alberta, and was raised on a prairie farm with a view of the Rockies on the western horizon. After completing a Master of Fine Arts degree in painting at Brigham Young University, Laycock returned to his native Alberta to establish his career as a visual artist. This career has now spanned three decades and his paintings have been exhibited and collected throughout the world.

Brent works mainly in watercolour and acrylic and explores landscape themes from his southern Alberta surroundings and his travels abroad. His uniquely personal style still reflects the reality of the landscape interpreted with loose, lyrical brushwork. In addition to the landscapes, he also enjoys painting dynamic, close-up floral compositions.

"The majority of my paintings are landscapes. Although I have experimented with many other forms and subjects, it is the interaction with the land that continually fuels my interest. Perhaps this passion comes from my background as a farm boy or perhaps it comes from just living where the sky, mountains, prairie and water have a continual impact in my perceptions. In the landscape, I see the spiritual connection between ourselves and the divine. I only hope to transmit some of its power to uplift the soul."

Selected Media
- Press -
Arabella Magazine, Spring 2013
"A Mountain's Solitary Perfection", Toronto Star, July 1, 2012
"Laycock's Work Reveals a Deep Love of the Land", Calgary Herald, March 7, 2012
"Reviews", Galleries West Magazine, August 2009
"Sensational Artists", Avenue Magazine, July 2008
"Painting the Peaks, Creeks and Coulees", Calgary Herald, September 16, 2007
"Reviews", Galleries West Magazine, December 2006
"Country of Mine: Beautifully Illustrated Volumes Highlight Canada's Artistic Heritage", Edmonton Journal, August 13, 2006

- Publications -
Waterton: Brush and Pen by Brent Laycock and Fred Stenson, Fifth House, 2006
Alberta Society of Artists—The First 75 Years by Kathy Zimon, University of Calgary Press, 2000
Treasured Moments by John and Monica Kurtz, Centax Books, 1997

Selected Public and Corporate Collections
Alberta Art Foundation
Alberta Cancer Board
Alberta Energy Company
Alberta Foothills Pipeline
Alberta Government Telephones
Alberta Treasury Branch
Amerada Minerals
Amoco Canada
B.C. Hydro
Brigham Young University
British Petroleum
Calgary Civic Collection
Canada Northwest Energy
Canadian Air Lines
Canadian Fortune Resources
Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce
Canadian Pacific
Canadian Utilities
Chevron Canada Resources
The Churchill Corporation
Contemporary Art Collections
Cross Cancer Institute
Crown Life Insurance
Denison Mines
Esso Resources Canada
Enbridge Inc.
Glenbow-Alberta Institute
Glencoe Club
Gulf Canada Resources
Imax Systems
Lethbridge Regional Hospital
MacKenzie Art Gallery
Manufacturers Life Insurance
MBNA Bank of Canada
Nesbitt Thompson
Pan Canadian Petroleum
Queen Margrethe of Denmark
Richardson Greenshields of Canada
Richardson Securities
Royal Bank of Canada
Royal Collection at Windsor Castle
Scarborough Centennial Hospital
Shell Canada Resources
Standard Life Assurance
Texaco Canada
Toronto Dominion Bank
Ultima Energy Trust
University of Alberta
Walter C. Mackenzie Health Sciences Centre