JEFFERSON STILLWELL aka J-DOG
I live in a colorful world filled with unique and amusing characters that inhabit the land, the sea and other galaxies.
These images are always in my head, banging away to be released, viewed and wondered about. They are fun, comical, usually cute, sometimes on the edge but always harmless. My characters can also appear in 3 dimensions created of foam board, clay, wood or cement. Several roam freely in our Kihei garden. Occasionally, a painting will pour out that is devoid of my friends. Some are more serious, abstract and graphic. Fortunately, I’ve never suffered from painter’s block, just marketing block, so my inventory is large. If you’d like to see more, I invite you to visit my Kihei studio.
On going: Turnbull Gallery, Kahakuloa
Formerly artist in residence at Main Street Bistro, Wailuku.
Schaefer International Gallery, Kahului, Art Maui juried exhibitions.
Hui No’eau, Makawao, juried exhibitions.
Hawaii State Foundation for Culture and the Arts: 2 purchases. Latest work purchased, Migration, was showcased in the Hawai’i State Art Museum’s exhibition.
My illustrations have appeared in Hugh Carpenter’s cookbooks Pacific Flavors and Chopstix.
•Moved from Carlsbad, California to Kihei in 2004
and never leaving
•Fine Art degree from Cal. State L. A.
•Operation’s Director and graphic designer for
L. A. Times Magazine
•Creative Director for Chromium Graphics in San Diego
•Creative Director (Western Region) for Watson Wyatt Worldwide in La Jolla