Monti Sharp is an award-winning actor and self-taught artist who has been drawing and painting since childhood. His work can be found in private and public collections across the United States including the Municipal Court Building in his hometown of Monroe, Louisiana. With a love of portraits and figurative work, Monti draws inspiration from a variety of influences including classical portraiture as well as the great surrealists, with an appreciation for techniques that evoke the past while retaining a forward-looking, contemporary viewpoint. Based in Los Angeles, California, he is currently working toward his first solo exhibition.