Coy A. Lothrop was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana in 1974, but has lived the greater part of his life in the small towns dotting the Piney Woods of East Texas.
Lothrop’s extensive educational background includes two associate degrees, one in Advertising and Graphic Design and the other in Fine Arts, an invitation to attend the Royal College of Art in London, UK, and a place in the top 5% of his class at the University of North Texas. His professional career, spanning nearly 2 decades, includes working in the creative design industry as a visual designer, illustrator, creative director, and as an educator of higher learning.
Lothrop is a graduate Studio Art major at the University of Texas at Tyler with an emphasis in Oil Painting. His current work presents the viewer with an intimate, yet present-day interpretation of the genre of painted portraiture. His portraits address emotional, universal truths and attempt to illuminate shared societal issues through the human countenance.
Currently, Lothrop is teaching at Kilgore College as a professor of Advertising and Graphic Design, where he has served and advised for 18 years. Lothrop plans to continue pursuing his education, ultimately obtaining his MFA in Studio Art and faithfully serve the higher educational system.