A native of Minnesota, Tim Trost enjoys exploring the natural world of the woodlands, lakes, and prairies. He is also passionate about satisfying foods and sustainable living. Tim’s illustrations are uniquely designed into detailed culinary and botanical works. With colored pencils and drawing paper, he creates an awareness of the remarkable memories created in everyday life. He has captured the simple beauty of rare and endangered species, most specifically Minnesota native plants of both prairie and woodland. This focus has taken him on many adventures to out of the way places across Minnesota. In addition, he has created a collection of culinary works. Through this art he creates a visual awareness of the connection between families and their culinary traditions, inspiring memories and evoking feelings of time and place. His work has been featured in a variety of publications, and has been part of regional, national and international group exhibitions. Tim’s work is included in many private collections and is in the permanent collection of the Bell Museum of Natural History. Tim’s studio is located at the historical Lone Oak Farm where he and his family live in rural southeastern Minnesota.