Nate Trotter, contemporary artist, musician and father was born in Kansas City in 1975. As a young boy, he developed a keen interest in art and a love of drawing. This led him toward furthering his education in visual art. After his graduation from the Art Center of College and Design in Pasadena, California, he began his career in Los Angeles.
Trotter currently works from his Kansas City studio creating figurative, landscape and cityscape images. Much of the work explores the connection of all three subject matters as he incorporates the figure into the environ–ment. This allows him to convey mood and intrigue to each piece. His admiration and study of artists, including Ro–berto Caravaggio and John Singer Sargent, have led him to dramatic use of lights and darks in his own work.
Cultural icons are also subjects of influence and in–terest to Trotter. His portrait of Jimi Hendrix has hung in the Whisky a Go Go in Hollywood. A series of his work hangs in the Rainbow Room, also in Hollywood. Guitar–ist Slash, of Guns N’ Roses, owns a Trotter original. The artist also has created a series of notorious, historical Kansas City icons.
He also offers commission work for individuals and businesses and has an extensive resume of paintings com–pleted for clients across the country.
In addition to his paintings, Trotter’s il–lustrations have been published throughout the United States and internationally. His client list in–cludes, but is not limited to, The Wall Street Journal, Walt Disney, Bur–ritos and Blues LLC in Dublin, Anthem Me–dia/KC Magazine, the Kan–sas City Star and The Pitch. His work is shown and showcased in galleries in Los Angeles and Kansas City. His work is represented by Eva Reynolds Gallery and Leawood Fine Art.
In the artist’s desire to give back to the Kansas City community he has donated work to the Nativity House for assistance to homeless women and charity auctions benefiting schools, churches and businesses.
Going forward, Trotter plans to continue creating new series of works that capture the soul and emotion of the time, place and people he paints.