Paul Calvert


Where were you born? Year, Country, State. Where do you live currently


I was born in Jackson, Michigan in 1987. Bounced around the mitten until I moved to Portland, Oregon in July of 2012



What initially drew you to drawing pretty pictures?



I would say the meditation it seemed to induce. I started drawing regularly at a young age, copying my favorite cartoons and sports figures.




Who is your favorite skateboarder, living or dead? Any ties to skateboarding


I never really got into skateboarding much, do to a knee injury at a young age I steered mostly towards music and art.



Who is your favorite artist, living or dead?


Dali, Alex Grey, countless street artists. It's a hard list to narrow!

When you're not creating amazing works of art, what do you enjoy doing


Grilling a good cheeseburger, nature adventures. Pretty much being outside.



Who are your biggest influences


Alex Grey, Phil Kutno, DOES, SOLFLES. Again countless street artists. 



What mediums do you enjoy working in?


Ink drawings are my go to. I recently started painting about a year ago with acrylics and watercolors. Drawing has become a very technical outlet for me where paint is a more free flow, instinct based outlet. Both feed each other endlessly.