A native of El Paso, Texas; from Mexican and French descent; Draven Crotté began utilizing his artistic talents even before he could write his own name. For years Crotté entertained friends and family by drawing virtually anything that was put in front of him. He began his career in his 20's as an Art Director and expanded his talents to graphic design/website development in his early 30's. And then at the age of 32, Crotté discovered his true passion; oils. Four years later, Crotté is making a name for himself as a still life painter and a portrait artist. His work has been commissioned by well-known corporate entities and collectors. His art is hanging in several private collections throughout the Southwest, and he is now expanding to a national level.