Trent Gudmundsen grew up on a small farm in rural Utah. As a young man, Gudmundsen's passion for art was obvious, and although his paintings were raw and emotional, he showed great promise. Nearly every day he would go out into the fields and hills near his home and record his impressions of the world around him. As a teen, the artist became acquainted with Valoy Eaton, an award-winning landscape artist who guided Gudmundsen's passion. One lesson that Trent feels very fortunate to have learned from Valoy was the importance of constant study of the best art the world has to offer.