My origins are not supernatural, nor have they been enhanced by radioactive spiders. I am simply a Native American artist, whose creative mantra in best summed up with a word from my tribe's own language as: "taʔčaʔx̣ʷéʔtəŋ" which means "get into trouble".
A member of the Port Gamble S'Klallam Tribe, I was raised and spent a majority of my life on our reservation known locally as Little Boston, which is located near Kingston, Washington. Although I am enrolled there, I am also both of Suquamish and Duwamish tribal ancestry.
I am a honor graduate from the Art Institute of Seattle, and I have had the privilege to study with Tsimshian master carver David Boxley for a short time learning the basics of Salish form-line design. For the past 10 years I have been employed as Lead Designer/Studio Manager
for a media agency that specializes in Non-Profits.
This site, the work that is seen on it is a reflection of a lifetime love affair with comic books, toys, TV and film. Taking my passions and blending them with my Native perspective, artistic background and the desire to simply be me. Basically I am just trying to have fun and
get back to that kid that went to art school to begin with, wanting to create artwork that I want to see and make just for the hell of it.
The crazy thing about my art is I am just warming up, that after a lifetime of dwelling in a universe of my own design, that my expessions that are now coming out of it are a result of the pursuit of fun and personal amusement, the fact that I have recieved such awesome feedback & support has been an aweome blessing and fuel to a flame.
Jeffrey's comic book inspired paintings have gone pretty viral on the web in the last couple of months. Check out some of the attention he's been getting below:
The Mary Sue
Indian Country Today