Born and raised in the Rose City, Dirty J views the streets of Portland as his personal artistic haven. Walking the streets of his hometown is often all it takes to get his creative juices flowing.
Dirty J has been drawing longer than he can remember. He realized he’d found his true calling the moment he picked up a paintbrush. What started as a hobby several years ago has evolved into an undying passion. There isn’t a day that goes by where he doesn’t dream about his artwork, map out his plans for future pieces, or spend hours immersed in his paintings. “When I paint, I feel weightless and free."
His signature designs are created by painting something raw and recognizable, and then leaving it dripping and oozing with color and chaos. His artistic passion can be summed up in one statement: “Art is my mistress. She consumes me. Art is who I am.”