Kent Paulette


Kent Paulette is a self-taught artist who uses uninhibited, energetic brush strokes and knife marks to create paintings with thick icing-like textures. Paulette (a.k.a. Derfla) lives in North Carolina where he paints in a studio overlooking the mountains. On nice days he grabs his easel and heads out to the deck to paint in the sunshine. He also regularly hops into the mountain creek in his backyard to help rejuvenate his spirit and senses.


For Paulette, each painting is a gamble, a leap into the unknown, a wild ride of exploration and experimentation. He paints to figure things out, not to achieve a specific result. Unexpected or unintended outcomes are welcome; they offer openings through which new possibilities can be glimpsed, imagined, and developed. Paulette works to exploit these opportunities, continually pushing himself and his paintings beyond the boundaries of habit and into the realm of chance.


For more images and information, please visit his website: click here.

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