Kent is a native of Colorado where he grew up in a home filled with paintings and a family immersed in the arts. He was educated at Colorado University, Boulder, and Parsons School of Design, New York. After studying in New York he returned to Colorado and apprenticed with Denver artists Mark Daily and Ned Jacob. With numerous trips around the country and abroad as a plein-air painter, he has gained wide acclaim for his use of color. Lemon is well versed in the art history of the turn of the century, and is particularly impressed with the work of Joaquin Sorolla, and the early work of John Singer Sargent. Lemon is represented in the collections of General Motors, Atlantic Richfield, Colorado National Bank, Haskens & Sells, The Woman's Bank, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Mellon Scaife, and Mr. & Mrs. Alvin Cohen, among others.