My artwork depicts light and darkness; in theory and in the literal. In my imagery, I create a story of botanical evolution where it exists in a free space of observation. The result of my work is to breathe light and life into space by riding the thin line between reduction and saturation of color.
Aquagave - 30" x 30" - Oil on Canvas
The desert is surprisingly filled with bright colors. When I first moved to the Sonoran Desert I feared all the neutral coloring of sand, dust, dirt, and cacti. However, if you look close enough there are so many other colors to be seen. Pinks, purples, oranges, reds and even various shades of blue. This particular plant had the largest blood red thorns and the when the sun hit them, they glowed!
Trenton is a natural science illustrator based in Tucson, AZ. Born and raised outside Los Angeles, the sun and ocean play an influential role in Trenton’s art practice.
Trenton’s work reflects his deep interest in organic forms, and focuses on the unseen and unnoticed aspects of nature. He captures the complexities of the natural world, through careful observation and understanding. He also creates commissioned work featuring any number of botanical subjects, landscapes, and even pets.
Trenton teaches youth and adult art classes through The Drawing Studio, located in Tucson. His classes focus on building fundamental drawing and painting techniques through the observation of natural subjects.
Orchid for Mom - Watercolor on Paper
My mom loves the color and forms of all types of orchids. I painted this piece for her because it represents her beauty & resilience through life. This orchid is also special to me because it was the first orchid I kept after moving away from home.