Not for the Faint of Art

prepare to have your feeble little mind blown

Michael's Choice:

"maybe partying will help"

Rock Art

you have no idea what I'm talking about I'm sure, but don't worry; you will someday.

Mixed Media Design

I have a glue stick and I'm not afraid to use it!!!

Experimental Artwork

Many mediums combine to produce insane brainstorms. click on image to view sketches


fam photo

Justin Dawes has been making art in Portland, Oregon since 1994. He has no formal training in art. He has shown work in various Portland galleries including 12X16 Gallery, Milepost5/EatArtTheater, and Rumblefish Studios. His commissioned work is displayed in many Portland businesses such as Grain Clinic, MiHO Izakaya, and ecoPDX. He has played in the bands Joys of Oil (1995-1998) and Honey Wars (2003-present). He was born in Utica, NY and attended Emerson College and Portland State University (BA, MEd). His artistic endeavors include:

  • Welded steel/mixed media sculpture (1990s)
  • Theatrical prop/instrument/program design
  • Band posters/flyer/album art (1994-present)
  • Illustrations/drawings/comic art
  • Stencil/poster street art
  • Light boxes
  • Paintings
  • Commission pieces
  • Mixed media collage

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