Trevor Carlton

Artist bio

Monte Trevor Carlton was born in 1972 in Olympia, Washington State’s capitol. While Trevor Carlton painted throughout high school, his first artistic passion was acting. Therefore, even though he was offered an art scholarship, Trevor decided to pursue his dream of becoming an actor and moved to Los Angeles to attend the prestigious Lee Strasberg Acting Workshop. 

Amidst the chaos of auditions and callbacks, 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, Trevor started painting images of vintage Americana with subjects ranging from iconic celebrities to the famous Blues greats. Using wood, albeit an unorthodox substrate, lent itself well to Trevor’s need to push the envelope and explore new avenues of artistic expression. Soon he was perfecting his signature distressed style by painting a raw canvas to create the appearance of wood and then using solvents and sandpaper to give the piece an overall “distressed” look. 
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 is equal parts rock star and painter. Trevor has had the amazing opportunity of performing this show and exhibiting his artwork all throughout the United States, Japan and the United Kingdom. 

Staying true to his experimental nature, Carlton created a bold new statement with his Fallin Donald collection. This ground breaking fusion of original artwork combined with traditional print making makes this collection one of the most unique and exciting additions to Trevor Carlton’s Art portfolio to date. Welcome to Carlton’s new world…