As a Southern California native, Jeffrey Nentrup developed a love for Gothic Western art and nature at a young age. Upon receiving his BFA with Distinction in Illustration from the Art Center College Of Design in 2002, Nentrup immediately went to work full-time for Hollywood. After years of painting digitally in the high-octane commercial art ranks and working on marquee projects for A-list clients (Dreamworks, Warner Bros., Universal, Sony, Disney, Paramount, NASA) and a top cover artist who’s artwork has been featured on dozens of novels worldwide, Jeff has returned to the immediacy of his first love, oil painting.
As an avid plein-air painter and outdoorsman living on a secluded ranch property north of LA, Nentrup finds his subjects from a mixture of the rugged western landscape with a cinematic sense of light and narrative informed by the highly imaginative worlds he’s helped create for clients across the globe.
Nentrup’s work recently appeared in Western Art Collector Magazine as part of its Top Emerging Western Artists feature, and his work has also been shown at Maxwell Alexander Gallery in Los Angeles, The Long Beach Museum Of Art, and Fouladi Projects of San Fransisco. Jeffrey is currently represented by Lovetts Gallery in Tulsa, Oklahoma. These examples of his Gothic Western art are really outstanding.