DISNEY TREASURES COLLECTION: THE WILD RIDE
MEDIUM: Giclée on Gallery Wrapped Canvas
SIZE: 24" x 9"
EDITION SIZE: 1500
ARTIST: Trevor Carlton
ABOUT THE IMAGE: Inspired by Walt Disney’s themed dark ride Mr. Toad's Wild Ride which loosely based on Disney's adaptation of Kenneth Grahame's 1908 The Wind in the Willows, one of two segments comprising the animated package 1949 film The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad.
ABOUT THE MEDIUM: Treasurers Editions are giclée on Gallery Wrapped Canvas released in limited editions of 1500 and come complete with a Certificate of Authenticity. Officially Licensed artwork by Disney.
ABOUT THE ARTIST: Monte Trevor Carlton is an American artist. While he painted throughout high school, his first artistic passion was acting. Although he was offered an art scholarship, Trevor decided to pursue his dream of becoming an actor and moved to Los Angeles.
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.