Jayson Valles has been painting since he was 5 years old. He was born in Fajardo, Puerto Rico and lives in the Bronx. In the past, he was featured in an outsider Art Fair and has participated in many gallery shows in the city.
“Art is my life. I love sketching, painting and digital art,” says Jayson. “Pablo Picasso, Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo inspire me. I wake up to prints of Don Quixote and Sancho Panza in my house every day.”
Jayson’s favorite subjects for painting are portraits, landscapes, and patterns. His love for exploring different parts of the city is often depicted in his work. His love for Puerto Rico and admiration of Frida Kahlo comes across in Jayson’s rich, earthy palette and beach landscapes.
Jayson’s paintings are heavily layered with paint and every little bit of the canvas is treated with attention to detail.
Jayson’s dream is to showcase his art on an international platform.
Watch the Video, Soul Inspiration: Jayson Valles
Paintings, Drawings, and Digital Renderings
A Portrait of Myself Relaxing in Paradise
Portrait of Myself Relaxing in Paradise 02
Portrait of Myself Chilling Outside in the City
New York City Nighttime
Welcome to the 6 Line
Portrait of Katori the Model
Sing for Hope Pianos
Jayson Valles’s concept design for Sing for Hope Pianos
Jayson sands a piano, preparing his three-dimensional canvas for painting
Jayson adds a base coat to his Sing for Hope Piano
Jayson adds detail to his piano mural
Jayson Valles creating his piano design in the studio
Jayson adds detail to his Sing for Hope Piano
Jayson puts the finishing touches on his Sing for Hope Piano
The completed Sing for Hope Piano by Jayson Valles
Jayson’s completed piano design from the back side
Sing For Hope, 2019
The Other Art Fair Brooklyn, 2019
“How Are You” MoMA Cullman Education Center