About This Artwork
Each of these amazing hand crafted works feature hand-applied hand-distressed canvas appliques on a hand-painted, original background (due to this unique hand process, original background colors vary.). The color, application and technique employed in the creation of the unique backgrounds are broken up into three distinct lots or painting sessions. Each lot is designed and developed by Trevor Carlton to produce a slightly different, unique take on the artwork. Each of these three distinct hand-made lots are created in small batches which have been limited to only 23 paintings per lot. This ground breaking fusion of original artwork and state-of-the-art print-making makes this collection one of the most unique and exciting additions to the Trevor Carlton art collection.
"I want people to imagine they found my artwork in some old run down movie theater basement. Unpreserved and forgotten, an antique bearing the nostalgia and character that only time can bring." - Trevor Carlton
Trevor Carlton Biography
Monte Trevor Carlton was born in 1972 in Olympia, Washington State. Although he took up painting in high school, the first artistic passion that Trevor embraced was acting. He decided to forgo an art scholarship in favor of attending a dramatic arts scholarship at Skagit Valley College.
Trevor next attended the Lee Strasberg Acting Workshop. The following year he relocated to Los Angeles to pursue an acting career. Amidst the chaos of auditions and call backs, Trevor paid the bills by working in a custom furniture store, specializing in antiquing and faux finish designs.
It was here that a style was born. Using reclaimed lumber as his "canvas", he started painting images of vintage Americana with subjects ranging from pop icon celebrity to the hey day of jazz.
After numerous gallery shows in Los Angeles and private commissions he has now combined his unique style to that most American of symbols, Mickey Mouse. Along with a series of classic lobby card paintings, he has also created a performance piece that has him painting a large canvas of our favorite Disney characters in a matter of minutes.