Monte Trevor Carlton was born in 1972 in Olympia, Washington. Although he took up painting in high school, the first artistic passion that Trevor embraced was acting. After attending Skagit Valley College for dramatic arts, Trevor moved to Los Angeles, where his artistic and painting style flourished. 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.