In today's episode, we go in-depth with Jay Alders.
Jay Alders is an internationally acclaimed fine artist, photographer & designer whose distinctive style & imaginative prowess is recognized around the world. His intricate brushwork, intense colors & superb compositions bring to life his signature elongated figures & stylized forms.
Alders has collaborated and/or toured with talented friends such as Slightly Stoopid, Stefan Lessard of the Dave Matthews Band, 311, G. Love, Donavon Frankenreiter, Sasha DiGiulian, Citizen Cope, The Expendables, Matt Costa, ALO, Sean Davey, Mishka, Paula Fuga, Greg Noll, John Butler Trio, Rob Machado and Guns N Roses’ guitarist, Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal to name a few.
Prestigious media outlets & organizations like CBS TV, NBC TV, FOX TV, FIOS TV, Surfer Magazine, FuelTV, Surfline.com, Line Up Magazine, Longboard Magazine, Eastern Surf Magazine, FHM Magazine, Penthouse Magazine, Curl Magazine, RagMag & GoOutside Magazine all showcased Jay’s artistic endeavors.
You’ve seen Jay Alders’s artwork on the covers of Surfer’ Path Magazine and Brazil’s Alma Surf Magazine who also named Alders, “The Best Surf Artist of the Past Decade in 2010“. Alders art has graced the covers of albums by such artists as Slightly Stoopid, Echo Movement, and Mishka.
Alders has been pursuing his lifelong dream of becoming a thriving professional artist since he was a child. His outlook on success is best described by him in a recent interview with ESPN, “Some people wait around for opportunity to come knocking. I prefer to just build my own door and open it.”
Jay’s work has been featured in Galleries from both coasts of the United States to Europe, Art Tours in Brazil, Surf Exhibitions on the North Shore of Oahu, and 2008 X-Games. Organizations like Emergen-C, Billabong, Donavon Frankenreiter, and Original Skateboards all have licensed Jay’s Art for their Internationally distributed Product lines.
In November 2009, Jay was described as “The Artist who is Everywhere” by ESPN in recognition of Jay’s routine globe-trotting and impressive industry involvement.
Later this year, Jay plans to publish his first book. (And we'll update these notes with a link!)