The Creative duo
Sonya Palencia Nentrup
Owner & Artist
Sonya is a painter, illustrator, sculptor, and devoted animal lover, whose work celebrates the romantic and fanciful aesthetics of a bygone era.
As a child, Sonya began creating art and studying the nearby wilderness, historical landmarks, and the extraordinary past of her native California. She later traveled abroad to research the classical arts and traditional folklore of numerous countries. Sonya graduated from the Art Center College of Design (Pasadena, CA) with Distinction in Film & Fine Art, and served 10 years in the film industry as a designer and sculptor. She and her husband Jeff Nentrup have since left the city to pursue their fine art on a ranch nestled within the inspiring Californian Los Padres National Wilderness.
Due to popular demand, Sonya's talented husband has joined the Lord Truffles studio!
Jeff Nentrup originally hails from the Los Angeles suburb of Thousand Oaks, CA. In 1999 he attended the Art Center College of Design, there meeting his future wife Sonya in a drawing class, and received a BFA with Distinction in Illustration in 2002.
For the past 15 years Jeff has worked as an illustrator and designer, utilizing a wide range of mediums and crossing many genera for clients such as Disney, Universal Pictures, Dreamworks, Paramount Pictures, Sony, Random House/ Penguin Books, Harper Collins and many many more. He has also instructed painting classes for Red Engine Studios and the Los Angeles Academy of Figurative Art.