Meet the Artist
Drew Gentle is a native of Los Angeles, California. He attended the California Institute of the Arts, where he graduated with a BFA in painting. His notable career as an animation artist included studio work for Disney and Hanna-Barbara, among many others. During this time, Drew’s desire and passion to do fine art only became stronger and found frequent expression for his own personal pleasure and sanity. While working in the animation industry, Drew did his more personal work of abstracted figurative personas, and kept hundreds of these drawings in notebooks. Years later, this trove of drawings would form the basis for his long and large print series. He also produced paintings and sculpture. After dedicating the majority of his career to animation on projects ranging from The Smurfs, Scooby-Doo, Ghostbusters, The Flintstones, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and The Land Before Time, Gentle left Los Angeles and the industry behind in 2007 and moved to Eureka Springs, Arkansas. Gentle has exhibited in major U.S. metropolitan areas including New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, and Washington, D.C.