“I desire to share exceptional things in nature and life in oil paint. I like creating paintings of destruction. Utilizing impressionism and realism I try to portray adventurous scenes in my paintings.”
Born in 1984 in the Monterey Bay Area of Northern California, Trevor Christiansen was continually inspired to draw throughout his youth. Family, peers, and instructors encouraged him to enhance his skills in high school and college. Experimentation with many art forms led Trevor to discover the possibilities of oil painting from life. During his undergraduate studies at Laguna College of Art and Design he became inspired in landscape, figure, portrait painting, as well as still life work. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from LCAD with a BFA in Drawing and Painting. Trevor’s further academic pursuits brought him to achieve an MFA in Painting at Laguna College of Art and Design in May of 2016.
Trevor currently resides in Laguna Niguel, California, where he continues his study of the fine arts, and participates in various fine art exhibitions in Southern California. His art-related travels have included Italy and France, where he sought influence from great oil painting masters of the past and present. Trevor received a scholarship for academic success from Laguna College of Art and Design in 2013 and another from the Pacific Art Foundation in 2015. In the summer of 2016 he was part of LCAD’s Summer Residency Program where he worked on various oil painting projects. Trevor was an exhibitor in the Festival of the Arts Laguna Beach in the summer of 2016, and he is excited to continue exhibiting in Summer 2017. Trevor is also happy to share that he is instructing a Drawing class at Saddleback Community College this Spring semester.
Trevor hopes to share his vision with many as he studies painting, drawing, art history, and art instruction.