photo by Aaron Patton

Polly Gentry is a Kansas abstract multi media artist. Her artistic process began as a child in Omaha, NE.  Polly grew up in a home with a wonderful art collection which she would spend hours studying the intricate works of Picasso, Miro, Chagall, and more.  Her father was a well known architect, Stanley J. How.  His vision and gift to create amazing buildings gave Polly a good foundation about design.  

Polly's art is characterized by vibrant colors, contrasting shapes, and whimsical compositions.  She has exhibited her artwork in solo and group exhibitions including the Alpine Arts Center in Edwards, CO, Perch in Vail, CO, Hue Gallery, Tessera Gallery, Larkspur and Mark Arts in Wichita, KS.  In Polly's first student exhibition she won the William Dickerson Honorary Award of Merit in “painting”.  She has been juried and accepted into four national exhibitions.  Polly’s artwork is in many private residences throughout the U.S. and is in several public collections including a 7 piece installation at the Capitol Federal Hall School of Business in Lawrence, KS, HopeNET in Wichita, Stratford Commons in Kansas City and most recently a large installation at Celebrity Cruise, Inc. in Wichita. She is a life long learner and takes classes at Mark Arts. She is currently a proud member of the Board of Trustees at Mark Arts and Koch Cultural Trust. 

“My artwork is simply paint that pours from my soul.” ~  Polly