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Monty Guy

Born in 1983 in Southern California, Monty’s fascination for art began shortly thereafter. One of his earliest memories was drawing in the entry way of his parents home. Growing up, his interest in the art world grew as he painted and drew more and more. Upon completing high school he enrolled at the Academy of Art College in San Francisco. Monty was always drawn to the city and its influential culture, which seemingly appeared to have a flourishing artistic community. Unfortunately his time at the Academy was short lived after being expelled after the first semester. He then fled to Hawaii…

As he viewed the Academy as his, ‘dream school’ being expelled seemed a harsh dose of reality. While in Hawaii, he was in search of himself and a deeper understanding of this experience. Wandering around the islands and realizing more of who he wanted to become, he was led back to the states after several months and moved to L.A. where he began creating illustrations influenced by 1960's Bill Graham posters for a few local clothing companies there. His immense distaste for Los Angeles lead him astray yet again. In addition to his life long dream, San Francisco still lingered in his mind. As a way to raise funds so that he could relocate to San Francisco, Monty worked for a short time in Bakersfield, California as a digital artist for a screen-printing company.

A true artist, Monty is constantly compelled to create, seeing beauty and inspiration in everything around him. He has always been very passionate about what he creates and remains attentive to every precise detail. Sometimes this may hinder his process a bit, but he feels that this maintains a dedication towards creating pieces that people appreciate. Monty continues to grow as he learns and masters his craft as an artisan.