Brent Nageli, Paintings
“I believe in respect for all things past and present and honor life, and the earth, and the ancient artists that came before us.” ~Brent Nageli.
For artist Brent Nageli, there is truth in the saying “When one door closes, another one opens.”
When Brent was a child, he learned that he was colorblind. Because of this news, the boy thought that the world of artistic creation would elude him forever. But finally—at the age of 59—Brent found that instead his colorblindness allowed him to radiate qualities of lights against darks in ways unavailable to full-spectrum artists.
Before he realized his calling in the art world, Brent was a successful businessman. In 2006, he met art instructor Arlo Johnson who told Brent that colorblindness didn’t need to stop him from being in the art world and that he could teach Brent what he needed to know.
“Arlo Johnson changed my life that very day,” says Brent. In 2009 Nageli made the decision to quit his corporate job, and move to Tubac, Arizona to pursue his art career. Since then he has shown his work in Tubac, Tucson, Scottsdale, Sedona, Page, and Santa Fe.
Today, Brent focuses on portraying Native American pottery and artifacts, a result of a life-long interest in the Southwest Native Americans. Through his paintings, these ancient treasures live on, and tell a story for everyone to hear.
Are you interested in purchasing Brent Nageli’s work? Please contact Rogoway Turquoise Tortoise Gallery for more information.